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- (shortage) escasez (feminine), carestía (feminine); (infrequency) lo poco común (before noun/delante del nombre) it has scarcity value es valioso por lo escasoMore example sentences
- This lack of scarcity makes this concert even sillier, as there is nothing special about it.
- In a market economy it is as easy to fall as to rise, but in periods of scarcity and famine, easier to survive within such a system than outside it.
- It should not be relegated to a matter that was only given close attention in times of drought and water scarcity.
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In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.