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Impecunious

Impecunious
OED: Adjective. Having no money, penniless; in want of money. (OED, 2nd Ed, accessed through U of MN Libraries)

Taubes: “So why were they fat? ‘It is difficult to explain the high frequency of obesity seen in a relatively impecunious society such as exists in the West Indies, when compared to the standard of living enjoyed in the more developed countries…’” (242).

Sentence: The impecunious college students searched for low-cost food.