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miserly
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

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Definition
of a person:  excessively disinclined to part with money

of an amount:  less than is appropriate
  • But power corrupts, and soon I grew miserly and chose fewer and fewer words, trying to keep as many as possible for myself.
    p. 67.9
  • But still I grew more and more miserly Soon there were so few words chosen that hardly anything could be said, and even casual conversation became difficult.
    p. 68.2

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