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used in The Hunger Games

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shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • With the scarcity of water, they may even have had to return to the lake for refills.
    p. 167.2
  • When food is scarce, the Gamemakers will invite the players to a banquet, somewhere known to all like the Cornucopia, as an inducement to gather and fight.
    p. 244.2

There are no more uses of "scarcity" in The Hunger Games.

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