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Noun
The state of being deficient in something
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“We need to go to the supermarket again as there is a lack of food left in the refrigerator.”
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The state of being devoid of something
“There was an absolute lack of trees or greenery in the concrete park.”
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An urgent need for something
“This hospital has a lack of the necessary equipment required to adequately treat its patients.”
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A state of poverty
“The lack in the city and its surrounding communities was apparent.”
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A defect or failing
“My lack of sound judgment would lead me to make some very unwise decisions.”
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Something that is wished for, or considered desirable
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The state of not existing
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Disability; rejection for participation
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The absence or opposite of something actual or positive
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An unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success or effectiveness
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The state or quality of being inconsequent
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An act or incidence of defecting
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Lack of expertise or skill
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Lack of the ability to do something
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Severe suffering, difficulty or privation
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A failure to fulfil a moral or legal obligation
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Deficiency
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To be without or deficient in something
“I lack the height or athleticism to become a professional basketball player.”
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To have a need for something
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“I lack funds for purchasing a new pair of shoes.”
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