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

  Scanty \Scant"y\, a. [Compar. Scantier; superl. Scantiest.]
     [From Scant, a.]
     1. Lacking amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
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              His dominions were very narrow and scanty. --Locke.
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              Now scantier limits the proud arch confine. --Pope.
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     2. Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a
        scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.
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     3. Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
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              In illustrating a point of difficulty, be not too
              scanty of words.                      --I. Watts.
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     Syn: Scant; narrow; small; poor; deficient; meager; scarce;
          chary; sparing; parsimonious; penurious; niggardly;
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