- Extremely scanty; meager.
[From Latin exiguus, from exigere, to measure out, demand; see exact.]
Tendrils of steam wafted into the air. I inhaled deeply, sighing in content. Already, I could feel the tension unwinding from my bones, the weariness the long day at work caused melting away just from the aroma. I closed my eyes and took another satisfying sniff.
Tentatively, I took a sip, mindful of the heat. My eyes snapped open. I glanced at the cup, nose twitching. It smelled divine, yet… I took another sip.
What was this exiguous drink masquerading as tea?!