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  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Age: Above 16
  • Subject: Vocabulary

We thank Francis Dixon-Clarke (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) for sending this idea.

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NO MONEY

Here are some common terms relating to the lack of money. How many have you heard which mean 'no money' and which mean 'less than generous'? Use a good dictionary to look up those you don't know.


Penniless: no money

Tight-fisted: less than generous

Impecunious:

Cash-poor:

Cash-strapped:

Skint:

Mean:

Parsimonious:

Straightened circumstances:

Borasic:

Poor:

Broke:

Penny-pinching:

Sparing:

Ungenerous:

Ruined:

Cheap:

Flat broke:

Bust:

Tight:

Insolvent:

Impoverished:

Mingy:

Destitute:

Niggardly:

Needy:

Cleaned out:

Indigent:

Stingy:

Bankrupt:

Out of pocket:

Frugal:

Skinflint:


ANSWERS:
Penniless (no money)
Tight-fisted (less than generous)
Impecunious (no money)
Cash-poor (no ready money)
Cash-strapped (no money)
Skint (no money)
Mean (less than generous)
Parsimonious (less than generous)
Straightened circumstances (no money)
Borasic (no money)
Poor (no money)
Broke (no money)
Penny-pinching (less than generous)
Sparing (less than generous)
Ungenerous (less than generous)
Ruined (no money)
Cheap (less than generous)
Flat broke (no money)
Bust (no money)
Tight (less than generous)
Insolvent (no money)
Impoverished (no money)
Mingy (less than generous)
Destitute (no money)
Niggardly (less than generous)
Needy (no money)
Cleaned out (no money)
Indigent (no money)
Stingy (less than generous)
Bankrupt (no money)
Out of pocket - on a transaction for example (no money)
Frugal (less than generous)
Skinflint (less than generous)

 

Tip: You can also give your students a List of 'No Money' vocabulary.

 

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