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Common ContextsPlay
Scarcity often relates to essential items like food, water, and shelter, especially in crises. SlideAfter the earthquake, there was an acute scarcity of shelter for the homeless.
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Emotional WeightPlay
Using 'scarcity' can evoke a sense of urgency or concern, suggesting a critical shortage. SlideThe scarcity of medicine in the region has become a pressing issue.
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Not Always NegativePlay
Sometimes scarcity can refer to the rarity of positive attributes, like beauty or talent. SlideThere's a scarcity of such talent in today's music industry.