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dearth - scarcity
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
assail - assault
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies