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Wednesday September 17, 2014
A small amount, especially less than what is needed or wanted; a scarcity
- The recession is characterized by a paucity of jobs.
- My manager was disappointed in my report saying it contained only a paucity of relevant information.
Word Usage Tip
PAUCITY = SCARCITY or SMALL AMOUNT
- The underdeveloped country has a SMALL AMOUNT of resources.
- The underdeveloped country has a PAUCITY of resources.
THINK... how can you use paucity in a conversation today?
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