Synonyms: scarcity, lack
Example Sentence: The great drought in the valley caused a dearth of many staple foods.
Synonyms: shortage, poverty
Example Sentence: The paucity of water in California is projected to be somewhat replenished due to the snow buildup in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Synonyms: lack, shortage
Example Sentence: Due to the Sony hackers, many movie theater companies will not be screening The Interview; this will cause a dearth of revenue for Sony.