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lack

lack

 
 
pronunciation:
laek
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: the condition of being without something that is needed.
She canceled her vacation because of a lack of money.
similar words:
need
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lacked, lacking, lacks
definition: to be without something that is needed.
He was so weak that he lacked the strength to stand up.
antonyms:
have, possess
similar words:
need