Multiple choice questions
(adj.; n.) smaller than average; a small person; a word, expressing smallness, formed when a suffix is added; They lived in a diminutive house. The diminutive woman could not see over the counter.
(adj.) stingy, miserly; The penurious man had millions of dollars, but lived in a cottage to save money. Charles Dickens' Scrooge is the most penurious character in any of his tales.
(adj.) cutting; keen or incisive words; Without a trenchant tool, they would have to break the branches rather than cut them. The trenchant words hurt the man deeply.
(adj.) shabby in appearance; The dowdy girl had no buttons on her coat and the threads were falling apart.
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