- adj. 不足的；缺乏的；勉强够的
- vt. 减少；节省；限制
CET6+ TEM4 IELTS GRE
1. s- "音：少" + cant => can't 不能 =》东西太少，不能满足需求。
来自古诺斯语 skamt,短的，来自 Proto-Germanic*skamma-,短的，可能来自 PIE*sek,砍，切， 词源同 short,segment.引申词义微小的，不足的。
- scant (adj.)
- mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr "short, brief," from Proto-Germanic *skamma- (cognates: Old English scamm "short," Old High German skemmen "to shorten"), perhaps ultimately "hornless," from PIE *kem- (see hind (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun, "scant supply, scarcity," from Old Norse. As a verb and adverb from mid-15c.
- 1. There is scant evidence of strong economic growth to come.
- 2. In fact, Richard Savage had known Edward Bellamy a scant five hours.
- 3. This hole was a scant .23 inches in diameter.
- 4. I paid scant attention to what she was saying.
- 5. You have a scant hour in which to pack.
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