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lessee, lesser, lessor
lessee (le SEE) (noun)
An individual who enjoys the use of property or equipment for a specific time period and for a defined cost: The car rental agency asked the driver to sign the contract as the lessee.
lesser (LES uhr) (adjective)
Referring to something which is of a smaller quantity or size: When looking at the pumpkins, Mary chose the lesser of the three that were on display.
lessor (LES or, le SOR) (noun)
An individual who owns property, etc. and allows another to use it on a temporary basis for a fee: The landlord, as Jim's lessor, agreed to let him rent the apartment.

It seems to Tami that the lesser of two difficult choices is to go ahead and to sign as a short term lessee with a reputable lessor.