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**weakness**— I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of strength Nouns 1. weakness, feebleness, debility, debilitation, infirmity, decrepitude, inanition; weariness, enervation, impotence; paleness, colorlessness; disability, attenuation, senility,… …62

**deficiency**— I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The state of being lacking] Syn. scarcity, insufficiency, paucity; see lack 1 . 2. [A lack] Syn. want, need, loss; see lack 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. imperfection, lack, shortcoming, insufficiency, inadequacy,… …63

**frailty**— I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Quality of being weak] Syn. fragility, weakness, debility, delicacy, infirmity, feebleness, decrepitude, daintiness, puniness, slightness, frangibility, susceptibility, brittleness, softness, flaccidity, unsubstantiality,… …64

**inadequacy**— I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Inferiority] Syn. ineptitude, incompetence, insufficiency; see inability , lack 1 . 2. [A defect] Syn. flaw, drawback, shortcoming, deficiency; see defect 2 , lack 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition or state …65

**limitation**— I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of limiting] Syn. restriction, obstruction, deprivation, hindrance, restraint, constraint, deterrence, control, determent, prohibition, repression, suppression, discouragement, interdiction, cutoff, interception,… …66

**Inequality**— (Roget s Thesaurus) >Difference of quantity or degree. < N PARAG:Inequality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inequality inequality Sgm: N 1 disparity disparity imparity Sgm: N 1 odds odds Sgm: N 1 difference difference &c. 15 Sgm: N …67

**Inferiority**— (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inferiority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inferiority inferiority minority subordinacy Sgm: N 1 shortcoming shortcoming deficiency Sgm: N 1 minimum minimum Sgm: N 1 smallness smallness &c. 32 …68

**Incompleteness**— (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Incompleteness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 incompleteness incompleteness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 deficiency deficiency short measure Sgm: N 1 shortcoming shortcoming &c. 304 Sgm: N 1 insufficiency insufficiency &c. 6 …69

**Insufficiency**— (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Insufficiency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 insufficiency insufficiency Sgm: N 1 inadequacy inadequacy inadequateness Sgm: N 1 incompetence incompetence &c.(impotence) 158 Sgm: N 1 deficiency deficiency… …70

**Imperfection**— (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Imperfection >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 imperfection imperfection Sgm: N 1 imperfectness imperfectness &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 deficiency deficiency Sgm: N 1 inadequacy inadequacy &c.(insufficiency) 640 Sgm: N 1 peccancy …