8/10/11

Indigent

Indigent
Pronounced:
<in-dee-gent>

My use:
I never worry about becoming indigent.
I am too busy to count money because I have too many blessings to count.


Means
Destitute of property or means of comfortable subsistence.  Poor.


Literary use:
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth and poverty are seen for what they are. It begins to be seen that the poor are only they who feel poor, and poverty consists in feeling poor. The rich, as we reckon them, and among them the very rich, in a true scale would be found very indigent and ragged.


Memory trick:
Indi . gent

indi (reminds of) = independent or apart
gent (reminds of) gentleman or man
independent gent


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