'Scant' suggests deficiency in the sense of failing to show fullness often of knowledge as in: He has scant knowledge of English grammar - this means that there are gaps in his knowledge.
'Scanty' suggests insufficient in quantity or amount often referring to clothes that do not cover the body sufficiently as in: During the hot weather people often wear scanty clothing and thus expose a lot of their body to the sun.
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