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stingy - Madison County Schools
Hot SAT Words:
Lessons
# 1-10
Lesson #9: PennyPinching Tightwad?
Words relating to CHEAPNESS or
care with spending money
AUSTERE
Adj. Having great economy; showing
self-control when it comes to foregoing
luxuries, frills; stern in manner or
appearance
AUSTERE
The poet had lived an AUSTERE life,
foregoing all luxuries and creature
comforts for the sake of his art.
 Early in their marriage, my parents
lived on an AUSTERE budget that
allowed them to buy nothing beyond
the bare essentials.

AVARICE
N. Greed
AVARICE
 The
mayor’s AVARICE caused
him to embezzle funds from the
city’s coffers.
 AVARICE motivates many
people to cheat on their income
tax.
FRUGAL
Adj. careful with
money, thrifty;
not costly
FRUGAL
 Surprisingly,
they were FRUGAL at
breakfast, but they spared no
expense at dinner.
 FRUGALITY kept the old woman
from spending a penny on anything
she didn’t absolutely need.
MERCENARY
Adj. greedy for selfgain; thinking only of
money making
MERCENARY


What appeared at first to be MERVENARY,
turned out to be an unselfish endeavor.
Jim Carey’s client in LIAR, LIAR takes a
MERCENARY approach first to marriage and
then to divorce.
MISERLY
Adj. careful with how
money is spent;
stingy; thrifty
MISERLY



To lose weight, I eat a MISERLY breakfast.
Too MISERLY to spend a dollar, she’d rather
walk than take the cross-town bus.
Ebenezer Scrooge’s are the most famous of
MISERLY habits.
PARSIMONIOUS
Adj. Overly
thrifty or miserly;
stingy
PARSIMONIOUS



Gramps is PARSIMONIOUS with his words.
Sometimes he doesn’t say anything for days.
PARSIMONIOUS Paul never buys anything
that’s not on sale.
He’s generous to his family, but to outsiders he
is the epitome of PARSIMONY.
PENURIOUS
Adj. stingy; relating
to great poverty or
destitution
PENURIOUS
 His
PENURIOUS childhood
taught my father the value of
every penny.
 The PENURY of the family was
made apparent by the small cup
of soup and crust of bread that
Ma served for dinner.
THRIFTY
Adj. showing care with how
money and resources are used
THRIFTY
 Being
THIFTY is one thing, but
being downright cheap is another.
 Mama practiced THRIFT by dressing
the kids in Hand-me-downs rather
than in new clothes.
CHEAP!
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