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1‘proof was lacking’
absent, missing, non-existent, not present, unavailable, not to be found
2‘the advocate general found the government lacking on two counts’
deficient, defective, inadequate, wanting, limited, flawed, faulty, insufficient, unacceptable, impaired, imperfect, second-rate, restricted, inferior
3‘the game was lacking in atmosphere’
without, devoid of, bereft of, bankrupt of, destitute of, empty of, deprived of, free from, free of
deficient in, low on, short on, in need of
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