deficit, budget panel,childlessness
Part of this may be gratitude, since it was her driving that made his rambles possible. Not having learned to drive was his most absolute regret. To some extent, he lamented his childlessness and there is a touching entry from 1970 describing a visit from two young girls who briefly filled the gap. But childlessness was a deficit with many incidental benefits.
The Los Angeles Times leads locally with the continuing battles in California over how to reduce the state's budget deficit. A legislative budget panel refused to endorse some of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's deepest proposed cuts, and voted to increase some taxes. Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto any tax increases, so the fight continues.
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛfɪsɪt, ˈdiː-/
the total amount by which money spent is more than money received:
The country is running a balance-of-payments/budget/trade deficit of $250 million.
The UK's deficit in manufactured goods fell slightly in the last three months.