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  • 81 dearth — n 1. scarcity, scarceness, lack, want; deficiency, shortness, shortage, insufficiency, stint; scantiness, paucity, exiguity, meagerness, rareness; sparseness, seldomness, fewness, poorness, barrenness; depletion, exhaustion, emptiness, vacuity. 2 …

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  • 82 drought — n 1. aridity, aridness, parchedness, extreme dryness, thirstiness, waterlessness, droughtiness; dehydration, evaporation, desiccation; torridity, torridness. 2. dearth, scarcity, scarceness, lack, want; deficiency, shortness, shortage,… …

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  • 83 famine — n 1. scarcity of food, large scale food shortage, bare subsistence. 2. hunger, starvation, inanition, Rare. famishment; fast, diet, xerophagy, Lent; privation, deprivation, half rations, Chiefly Brit. short commons, Psychiatry. anorexia. 3.… …

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  • 84 infrequency — n rarity, rareness, seldomness, unwontedness, infrequence; uncommonness, unusualness, exceptionality; irregularity, intermittence, occa sionalness, occasionality, sporadicity. 2. fewness, scarcity, scarceness, scantness, scantiness, meagerness,… …

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  • 85 lack — n 1. want, deficiency, deprivation, need; absence, nonexistence, emptiness, void, vacancy; something missing, missing ingredient or link; omission, gap, hole, break, discontinuity, interval, deletion, hiatus, lacuna. 2. shortcoming, inadequacy,… …

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  • 86 meagerness — n 1. scarceness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity, shortness; want, lack, need, stint, scarcity, poverty, paucity; poorness, inadequacy, insufficiency; bareness, slightness, skimpiness, scrimpiness; puniness, paltriness, pettiness, piddlingness,… …

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  • 87 penury — n 1. poverty, extreme poverty, destitution, need, want; straits, straitened circumstances, beggary, pauperism, pauperage; mendicancy, mendicity; impecuniousness, insolvency, bankruptcy, inability to pay, liquidation, failure, default; privation,… …

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  • 88 poverty — n 1. indigence, impoverishment, penury, impecuniousness, neediness, necessitousness; privation, destitution, pennilessness, hand to mouth existence; beggary, pauperism, mendicity; distress, difficulties, straits, narrow straits, straitened or… …

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  • 89 rarity — n 1. nonesuch, nonpareil, one of a kind, one in a thousand, Inf. one for the books, Inf. something to write home about, Inf. something else; oddity, curiosity, funny or peculiar or strange thing, curio, conversation piece; abnormality, anomaly;… …

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  • 90 want — v 1. desire, wish or wish for, long for, desiderate; yearn for, hope for, care for, pine for, sigh for; hanker after, have a yen for, covet, fancy, have a fancy for; have an eye to, be attracted to, have a mind to, have at heart, be bent upon,… …

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  • 91 lack — 1. noun a lack of cash Syn: absence, want, need, deficiency, dearth, shortage, shortfall, scarcity, paucity, scarceness Ant: abundance 2. verb she lacks judgement Syn: be w …

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  • 92 scarce — I UK [skeə(r)s] / US [skers] adjective Word forms scarce : adjective scarce comparative scarcer superlative scarcest * if something is scarce, there is not very much of it Fresh water and medicines were scarce in the disaster area. scarce natural …

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  • 93 Blue Orchid — /blu ˈɔkəd/ (say blooh awkuhd) noun Colloquial (sometimes lower case) (among members of the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy) a member of the Royal Australian Air Force. {with reference to the colour of the uniforms worn by RAAF members …

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  • 94 scarce — /skɛəs / (say skairs) adjective (scarcer, scarcest) 1. insufficient for the need or demand; not abundant: commodities scarce in wartime. 2. seldom met with; rare: a scarce book. –adverb 3. Obsolete scarcely. –phrase 4. make oneself scarce,… …

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  • 95 paucity — [n] lack, scarcity absence, dearth, deficiency, famine, fewness, insufficience, insufficiency, meagerness, paltriness, poverty, rarity, scantiness, scarceness, shortage, slenderness, slightness, smallness, sparseness, sparsity; concepts… …

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  • 96 scarce — [skers] adj. scarcer, scarcest [ME scars < NormFr escars (for OFr eschars) < VL * escarpsus, for L excerptus, pp. of excerpere, to pick out, select (see EXCERPT); hence, that which is picked out and therefore scarce] 1. not common; rarely… …

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  • 97 inadequacy — noun 1. lack of an adequate quantity or number (Freq. 1) the inadequacy of unemployment benefits • Syn: ↑insufficiency, ↑deficiency • Ant: ↑adequacy, ↑sufficiency ( …

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  • 98 infrequency — noun noteworthy scarcity • Syn: ↑rarity, ↑rareness • Derivationally related forms: ↑infrequent, ↑rare (for: ↑rareness), ↑rare ( …

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  • 99 rareness — noun noteworthy scarcity • Syn: ↑rarity, ↑infrequency • Derivationally related forms: ↑infrequent (for: ↑infrequency), ↑rare, ↑rare ( …

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  • 100 scarce — adj. & adv. adj. 1 (usu. predic.) (esp. of food, money, etc.) insufficient for the demand; scanty. 2 hard to find; rare. adv. archaic or literary scarcely. Phrases and idioms: make oneself scarce colloq. keep out of the way; surreptitiously… …

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