Word of the Day

From Dictionary.com

penury, noun: 1. Extreme poverty; destitution. 2.  Absence of resources; insufficiency.

Charles regretted his departure, and the penury of his treasury, but trusted that God would favour him in his struggle against the king of France.
— Henry Kamen, Philip of Spain
He was a cooper by trade, a native of Rio de Janeiro, where he would have died in penury and obscurity had he limited himself to the work of barrel-making.
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas
That sovereign of insufferables, Oscar Wilde, has ensued with his opulence of twadle and his penury of sense.
— Ambrose Bierce, Wasp, March 31, 1882
Penury is from Latin penuria, “lack, want.”
The incredible debt that Obama and the democratic congress are going to leave for our children will leave them in penury, and neither Obama or the congress give one rat’s ass about it.  Bye bye American Pie.


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