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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpenurypen‧u‧ry /ˈpenjəri/ noun [uncountable]  formalPOOR the state of being very poor syn poverty He died in penury in 1644.penurious /pəˈnjʊəriəs $ -ˈnʊr-/ adjective
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penuryBut penury, though exasperating enough, was not the whole of his distress.If any doctor had depended on us for his living, then he would have died in penury.From the comparative opulence of 17-6 they then slipped into penury by conceding 18 unanswered points.The show went into penury, I think.While the rich could flaunt their wealth the numerous urban poor lived in a state of penury.It transforms a state of wealth into a state of penury.As long as they had their beloved stock market, they seemed not to mind their relative penury.
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