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scarcity
used in The Grapes of Wrath

2 uses
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Definition
shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • The water grew scarce, water was to be bought, five cents, ten cents, fifteen cents a gallon.
    Chapter 18 (2% in)
  • Jobs is scarce—reg'lar jobs.
    Chapter 26 (93% in)

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