2008年3月23日 星期日

deprived, disparity

Growing Disparities



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noun [C or U] SLIGHTLY FORMAL
a lack of equality and similarity, especially in a way that is not fair:
the growing disparity between rich and poor



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verb [T]
to take something, especially something necessary or pleasant, away from someone:
He claimed that he had been deprived of his freedom/rights.
You can't function properly when you're deprived of sleep.

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noun [C or U]
when you do not have things or conditions that are usually considered necessary for a pleasant life:
They used sleep deprivation as a form of torture.
There is awful deprivation in the shanty towns.
There were food shortages and other deprivations during the Civil War.

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adjective
not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life, such as enough money, food or good living conditions:
She had a deprived childhood/comes from a deprived background.
a deprived area

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