Widespread, not enough

dearth
(n)
durth
Meaning

scarcity; paucity; lack

1st Sample Sentence

So many good young minds leave the country every year that by now there is a real dearth of talent in many fields.

Mnemonics

earth is big. de-earth. (read as dearth) means small. small in quantity. or scarcity dearth sounds like death. high death rate can result in scarcity of man-power

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