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Excessively sparing in the use of money; extremely stingy; extremely poor or destitute.

These new "malefactors of great wealth" are not just distant figures hurrying toward their private jets bound for some purchased paradise; no, in many cases they have been entrusted with the pension funds of millions of Americans who are faced with the prospect of a penurious old age.

—Mary McGrory “Changing the Subject”
Washington Post, July 7, 2002

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