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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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paucity

(noun) Smallness of number; fewness.

Synonyms: dearth

Usage: Despite the paucity of natural resources, the country was able to develop its industry.
clavicalbone
Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:32:04 AM

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paucity (noun) Smallness of number; fewness; scarcity; dearth

I wonder any countries if paucity of natural resources can develop its industries.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 4:12:17 AM

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Latin from paucus = few
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:01:29 AM
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with dearth supplies we could hike the whole trail
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:32:31 AM

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The word paucity means not enough of something. If you've got a paucity of good cheer, for example, you'd better cheer up!

One good way to remember the meaning of paucity is that it's a bit like pauper, as in The Prince and the Pauper. The prince had too much money, and the pauper had a paucity. There are a lot of words that mean "little" or "small," but paucity is used when you mean specifically "not enough" or "too little." People in LA don't understand how New Yorkers can live with such a paucity of space. For what New Yorkers pay for a tiny apartment, Angelenos get a house and a yard.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/paucity
Dr WWWW
Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:29:12 PM

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For more prosperous times:

Antonyms of paucity (from Google): excess, overabundance, superabundance, surplus, glut, superfluity, surfeit, profusion; too many, too much, enough and to spare;
informal -- more than one can shake a stick at
johnfl
Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 7:38:30 PM

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can`t think of a darn thing to say" paucity ?
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:49:41 PM

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I once had an exhibition of my art works at a university that was set up by, "an old friend" but the brain dead S.O.B. forgot to send out the invitations on time so I had a paucity of attendance. What a bummer that turned out to be, as I had traveled over a thousand miles for the opening reception.....
NeuroticHellFem
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Isn't Detroit a paucity now?
Irma Crespo
Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:00:33 AM

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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS .- PAUCITY.- 660. INSUFFICIENCY NOUNS 3. scarcity, scarceness; sparsity, sparseness; scantness, scanty, scant sufficiency (Coll.); dearth, paucity, poverty; rarity, rareness, uncommonness. After the war there is paucity of material and spiritual things and values.
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