poverty noun

ADJ. abject, absolute, extreme, grinding, severe | widespread | rural, urban

VERB + POVERTY alleviate, combat, reduce | eliminate, eradicate hoping to eradicate urban poverty

POVERTY + NOUN trap Caught in the poverty trap, they are unable to save money for business ventures.

PREP. in ~ Most of the population lives in grinding poverty. | ~ among the true extent of poverty among the unemployed | ~ of His work displays a poverty of imagination.

PHRASES below/on the poverty line families living on incomes below the poverty line

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