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lack

noun [U]  /læk/ us  
a condition of not having any or enough of something, esp. something necessary or wanted: a lack of ambition/confidence/knowledge a lack of money She certainly has no lack of friends (= She has a lot of friends).

lack

verb [T]  /læk/ us  
to not have any or enough of something, esp. something necessary or wanted: What we lack in this house is space to store things. He’s totally lacking a sense of humor.
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