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paucity [PAW-si-tee]

noun
1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness
2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paucity


"Look, boys," droned Coach Magrell to the four members of the baseball team who showed up, "I'd like for us to have a ball game today, but with such a paucity of players, it doesn't look like we can do anything but forfeit by default."


gustatory [GUHS-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

adjective
of or pertaining to taste or tasting.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gustatory


"This apple pie simply tickles my gustatory senses!" cried Aunt Alice at Thanksgiving dinner, to which young Natalie replied, "Where on Earth did you put the pie, Aunt Alice?"


abase [uh-BEYS]

transitive verb
1. to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade.
2. (Archaic) to lower; put or bring down

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/abase


"We refuse to abase our heads to a coward who pretends to be a king!" shouted the rebellers at the appropriately named King Leslie the Chicken-Livered.




Sentences are a bit shoddy today; I'm sorry. Also, my apologies for just entirely forgetting to post the past two weeks! My finals are in two weeks, and school is trying to eat my liver.
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