lack

Noun
  1. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable (synset 114472871)
    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
Verb
  1. Be without (synset 202638434)
    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

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