The Ragtag Daily Prompt for today is SKIMPY
I suppose I could stretch this word to cover our morning snowfall. Huge fluffy snowflakes drifted down for a couple of hours, but altogether they made only a SKIMPY covering on our steps and tiles. And now the sun has come out to melt them away.
As my blog post title reveals, when I looked this word in the M-W Thesaurus I discovered among the synonyms a word I’ve never heard before. Maybe I’ll use it for a writing prompt someday. However, it wouldn’t be one you’d insert into a normal conversation unless your listener was especially erudite.
excessively scanty; inadequate
hand-to-mouth, meager, scant, scanty, skimpy, slim, spare, sparse.
The young tree clung to the hillside, sucking an exiguous life from the rocky soil in which it had sprung up.