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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 23, 2021 is: paucity • \PAW-suh-tee\  &...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 23, 2021 is:

paucity • \PAW-suh-tee\  • noun

Paucity implies smallness of number or quantity.

// There was a paucity of detail in the report.  

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Examples:

"... sparse transit service and a paucity of bicycle lanes often leave automobiles as the only, not necessarily the preferred, transportation option." — David Zipper, The Daily Herald (Everett, Washington), 25 Oct. 2021

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Paucity refers to "littleness" in numbers (as in "a paucity of facts") or quantity ("a paucity of common sense"). The word comes from paucus, Latin for "little."



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