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scarcity

noun

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a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
  • the scarcity of good restaurants around here is surprising

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The first known use of scarcity was in the 14th century

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“Scarcity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scarcity. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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