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1‘the cause of the rioting was unemployment and deprivation’
poverty, impoverishment, penury, privation, hardship, destitution, need, neediness, want, distress, financial distress, indigence, pauperdom, beggary, ruin
reduced circumstances, straitened circumstances, hand-to-mouth existence
rare pauperism, pauperization, impecuniousness, impecuniosity
2‘he was sentenced to one year's deprivation of political rights’
dispossession, withholding, withdrawal, removal, taking away, stripping, divestment, divestiture, wresting away, expropriation, seizure, confiscation, robbing, appropriation
denial, forfeiture, loss
absence, lack, unavailability, deficiency, dearth
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.