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

  Paucity \Pau"ci*ty\ (p[add]"s[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. paucitas, fr.
     paucus few, little: cf. F. paucit['e] See Few.]
     1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity; rarity. --Hooker.
        [1913 Webster]
              Revelation denies it by the stern reserve, the
              paucity, and the incompleteness, of its
              communications.                       --I. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Smallness of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as,
        paucity of blood. --Sir T. Browne.
        [1913 Webster] Paugie

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an insufficient quantity or number [syn: dearth,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "paucity":
     chinchiness, chintziness, dearth, exiguity, fewness, infrequency,
     insufficiency, meagerness, miserliness, niggardliness, poverty,
     rareness, rarity, restrictedness, scant, scant sufficiency,
     scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, scrimpiness, skimpiness,
     smallness, sparseness, sparsity, stinginess, stringency, thinness,
     tightness, uncommonness

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