Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment on his blog, You Don't say, and the best sentence will be featured next week.
This week's word: EXIGUOUS
Something that is small in size or amount, or meager, is exiguous (ex-IG-you-us).
The word comes from the Latin exiguus, "scanty," and in turn from the verb exigere, "to measure out" or "to weigh exactly." The associated noun for scantiness is exiguity.