Word Of The Week (WOW #32)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.



Part Of Speech:





/dəːθ/ ; [durth]


  • A scarcity or lack of something.
  • Scarcity and dearness of food; famine.https3amazonawscombrainyflixphotos10782mediumjpg


Lack, scarcity, shortage, deficiency, paucity.


Abundance, surfeit.

Word Origin:

Middle English derthe (see dear-th2).

Use In Sentences:

  • There is a dearth of good engineers in this city.
  • Because there was a dearth of evidence, the district attorney had to drop the charges.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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