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Mendicant GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Published on June 15th, 2021 | Last updated on June 15th, 2021 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context, GRE Vocabulary Flashcards in Real Context | No Comments on Mendicant GRE Vocabulary Flashcard | 107 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Mendicant GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈmen.dɪ.kənt/ (adj & noun)

Definition

Noun: a beggar who lives by begging strangers for money, pauper, panhandler, street person, homeless person, vagabond, tramp

Adjective: living on charity, homeless, vagrant, penniless, indigent

Example

Any European cities I have ever visited had homeless or beggars on the street. Or these people may not necessarily be homeless but it is clear enough that they are extremely poor and need help from the social security.

So why is the homeless and beggars so common in Europe (Western and Scandinavia), despite its high-tax, large-welfare system, and why do these people not seem to have access to it? Is it only in prominent urban cities or also common in suburban and rural?

Source: https://politics.stackexchange.com/

Antonyms

rich, tycoon, magnate, wealthy

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