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Noun
The state of being extremely poor
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“In the early nineteenth century, the colony endured crippling poverty, settling into a kind of torpor.”
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Inferior or insufficient in amount
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“The formulaic nature of the movie demonstrates a distinct poverty of imagination.”
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Not fertile
“The poverty of the soil and the exposed nature of the coast drove the Dutch first to fishing.”
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Difficulty, especially when caused by lack of money
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The state of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect
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A state or feeling of great physical or mental distress or discomfort
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Baseness or inferiority
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The state or condition of being implausible or unconvincing
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A feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness
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A long and severe recession in an economy or market
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