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poverty

noun absence, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, dearth, deficiency, deficit, depletion, destitution, difficulty, distress, embarrassed circumstances, exigency, famine, humbleness, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, insolvency, lack, leanness, loss of fortune, meagerness, mendicancy, mendicity, narrow means, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, needy circumstances, paucity, pauperism, pennilessness, penury, poor circumstances, privation, reduced circumstances, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, slender means, sparseness, starvation, straitened circumstances, straits, subsistence level, tenuitas, unprosperousness, want
Associated concepts: proceed in forma pauperus
See also: dearth, deficiency, indigence, paucity, privation
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Con Ed said in its filing that it can build up to 11 megawatts of solar generation over five years and could serve 3,000 to 6,000 residential customers who are in the company's low-income bill assistance program.
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Low-income working families in particular face increasingly grim housing options: accepting lengthy, family-life-depleting commutes to suburban hinterlands where they may be able to afford a home; buying beyond their means and tempting foreclosure; or accepting unsatisfactory, sometimes unsafe conditions to rent in hot urban markets.
Today, the current president of Harvard, Lawrence Summers, has essentially repudiated Bok's position and devised an innovative program to reach out to, admit, and pay the tuitions of qualified, low-income students.
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