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thrifty

Thriving, growing vigorously, and being healthy, esp. when assessing the health status of animals or plants.
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As scientists have described the details of the cellular mechanics of gene expression, they have been impressed again and again with the versatility and thriftiness of the process.
Scott Walker made his presidential pitch in Texas on Saturday night, touting his fighting spirit and Midwestern thriftiness before a crowd of Harris County Republicans who will have no shortage of choices in 2016.
And his thriftiness has enabled the club to comfortably pay off their PS260m loan for building the Emirates stadium.
"Although Cagayan Valley is now Ilocanized, with Ilocano being the lingua franca, .we were told through during our childhood to be like Ilocanos in their thriftiness and industry," said Aggabao.
There were awards for Colin Bolger for the most receding hairline, Sam Jones for the most embarrassing drunken episode involving a gender-bending Thursday night in Swindon, Jimmy McCarthy for his renowned thriftiness, for Sam Thomas in full shooting dress as the biggest wannabe posh person, Killian Moore as the "best-looking" jockey, Hayley Turner for female rider of the year while slippery jockey of the year went to Denis O'Regan after stiff competition from Daryl Jacob.
And Nicole said her thriftiness also extends to gifts, preferring to make gifts instead of buying them.
* TAKING IT ON THE CHIN: Both former Kirklees chief executive Rob Vincent (left) who moved to Doncaster, and the current Kirklees chief executive, Adrian Lythgo, (right) who are on salaries in excess of pounds 140,000, felt an increasing need for thriftiness on their expenses during a time when 69 councillors claimed more than pounds 40,000 since April 2008
Organised as part of the sixth annual Eventscom Environmental Treasure Hunt, eco-conscious fashion designers will compete in different categories including items used, style, imagination and creativity, fit, colour, overall appearance and thriftiness.
SEVEN out of 10 over-50s are turning to wartime thriftiness to make their money go further during the recession, researchers say.
There must be some sympathy for those who have acted responsibly during the era of "buy now, pay later", but now is perhaps not the best time to reward their thriftiness. While retailers such as Debenhams and Next are big enough to have been able to defy the gloom, their success cannot mask the wider picture.
I should make peace with my thriftiness and mark it down as yet another of my little foibles.