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 for Frugal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frugal \Fru"gal\, a. [L. frugalis, fr. frugi, lit., for fruit;
     hence, fit for food, useful, proper, temperate, the dative of
     frux, frugis, fruit, akin to E. fruit: cf. F. frugal. See
     Fruit, n.]
     1. Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not
        wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application
        of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by
        frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal
        housekeeper; frugal of time.
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              I oft admire
              How Nature, wise and frugal, could commit
              Such disproportions.                  --Milton.
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     2. Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal
        fortune. "Frugal fare." --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  frugal
      adj 1: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical
             shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing
             father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat
             and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty
             because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is
             used only informally" [syn: economical, frugal,
             scotch, sparing, stinting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "frugal":
     Lenten, Scotch, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, budget,
     canny, careful, chary, cheap, cheeseparing, conservational,
     conservative, conserving, discreet, dwarfed, dwarfish, easy,
     economic, economical, economizing, economy, exiguous, forehanded,
     frugal to excess, impoverished, inexpensive, jejune, labor-saving,
     lean, limited, low, low-priced, manageable, meager, mean, measured,
     meticulous, miserly, moderate, modest, money-saving, narrow,
     negligible, niggardly, nominal, overfrugal, paltry, parsimonious,
     penny-pinching, penny-wise, penny-wise and pound-foolish,
     penurious, piddling, poor, preserving, provident, prudent,
     prudential, puny, reasonable, restrained, saving, scamping, scant,
     scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, sensible, shabby,
     shoddy, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small,
     sober, spare, sparing, starvation, stingy, stinted, stinting,
     straitened, stunted, subsistence, temperate, thin, thrifty,
     tight-fisted, time-saving, token, too frugal, unexpensive,
     unnourishing, unnutritious, unwasteful, wary, watered, watery,
     within means, worth the money
  
  

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