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 for Drought
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drought \Drought\ (drout), n. [OE. droght, drougth,
     dru[yogh][eth], AS. druga[eth], from drugian to dry. See
     Dry, and cf. Drouth, which shows the original final
     1. Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such
        dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents
        the growth of plants; aridity.
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              The drought of March hath pierced to the root.
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              In a drought the thirsty creatures cry. --Dryden.
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     2. Thirst; want of drink. --Johnson.
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     3. Scarcity; lack.
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              A drought of Christian writers caused a dearth of
              all history.                          --Fuller.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a shortage of rainfall; "farmers most affected by the
           drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in
           the growing season" [syn: drought, drouth]
      2: a prolonged shortage; "when England defeated Pakistan it
         ended a ten-year drought" [syn: drought, drouth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "drought":
     absence, appetite, aridity, aridness, beggary, canine appetite,
     corkiness, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, deprivation,
     destitution, dryness, emptiness, empty stomach, famine,
     hollow hunger, hunger, hungriness, imperfection, impoverishment,
     incompleteness, juicelessness, lack, need, omission, polydipsia,
     relish, saplessness, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, starvation,
     stomach, sweet tooth, tapeworm, taste, thirst, thirstiness,
     torment of Tantalus, want, wantage, waterlessness,
     watertight integrity, watertightness

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of
     Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" (Gen.
     31:40; Ps. 32:4), and the land suffers (Deut. 28:23: Ps. 102:4),
     vegetation being preserved only by the dews (Hag. 1:11). (See DEW.)

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