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Absence and lack

absence

noun

a period of time when someone is not where they should be or where they usually are

lack

noun

a situation in which you do not have any, or enough, of something that you need or want

loss

noun

the state of no longer having something because it has been taken from you or destroyed

shortage

noun

a lack of something that you need or want

deficiency

noun

a lack of something that your body needs

want

noun

a lack of money, food, and other things someone needs to live

shortfall

noun

a lack of something that you need or want, or the amount that you lack

poverty

noun

a lack of something, especially ideas or feelings

bankruptcy

noun

a complete lack of good qualities

deficit

noun

a lack of a quality, skill, or ability that you should have

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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