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PRODIGIOUS
enormous
extraordinary

A prodigious number of words begin with the prefix "pro."
PRODIGY
an extremely talented child

The young prodigy has prodigious talents.
PROLIFIC
producing a lot of something
fruitful

Picasso was a prolific painter.
PROLIFERATE
to spread or grow rapidly

Honey bees proliferated when we planted sweet flowers in our yard.
PLETHORA
an excess

Her large salary allowed her to buy a plethora of shoes.
MUNIFICENT
generous
lavishly giving

The munificent millionaire gave money to any charity that asked.
SQUANDER
to waste

I squander my money on McDonald's
AGGREGRATE
sum total
a collection/combination of things

The museum is an aggregate of talented artists.
PAUCITY
scarcity
insufficienty

The paucity of fresh vegetables at the market forced us to buy frozen ones.
DEARTH
lack
scarcity

When there is a dearth of food, people will go hungry.
NOMINAL
insignificant or small

The cover charge at Craig's is a nominal fee. ($1)
FRUGAL
economical
penny-pitching

Bridget's frugality is frustrating because Cassie always has to pay for her.
PARSIMONIOUS
stinginess

The old woman was so parsimonious she hung her tea bags out so she could use them again.
ATTRITION
gradual loss
natural/expected decrease in size

Single-sex colleges have a high rate of attrition; students often leave for co-ed schools.
MINISCULE
very tiny, a very small amount

Her skirt was so miniscule she got a demerit.
PENURY
poverty

I am forced to live a life of penury because I always waste my money.