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  • 1 Poverty in South America — Poverty is a result of people s inability to attain food, shelter, money, clothing, education, and any other essentials towards the well being of living. Many people that are suffering from poverty live in the low income areas known as rural… …

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  • 2 Poverty reduction — (or poverty alleviation ) is any process which seeks to reduce the level of poverty in a community, or amongst a group of people or countries. Poverty reduction programs may be aimed at economic or non economic poverty. Some of the popular… …

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  • 3 Poverty threshold — For the term as defined in the United States, see Poverty thresholds (United States). Percentage of population living on less than $1.25 per day. UN estimates 2000 2007. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income… …

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  • 4 Poverty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Poverty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 poverty poverty indigence penury pauperism destitution want Sgm: N 1 need need neediness Sgm: N 1 lack lack necessity privation …

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  • 5 poverty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of money Nouns 1. poverty, impecuniousness, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want, poverty line or level; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties; bad, poor, or …

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  • 6 Poverty in China — refers to people whose income is less than a poverty line of $1 per day (PPP) set by the World Bank benchmark (see Measuring poverty). Poverty has affected all aspects of the nation’s life, including the environment, health, education, housing,… …

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  • 7 Poverty in Canada — remains prevalent with some segments of society. The measurement of poverty has been a challenge as there is no official government measure. There is an ongoing debate in Canada about whether a relative measure of poverty, or absolute measure of… …

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  • 8 Poverty in Pakistan — is a growing concern. Although the middle class has grown in Pakistan, nearly one quarter of the population is classified poor as of October 2006.cite web url=http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/135153/1/1893 title=World bank, UNDP… …

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  • 9 reduce — [ri do͞os′, ridyo͞os′] vt. reduced, reducing [ME reducen < L reducere, to lead back < re , back + ducere, to lead: see DUCT] 1. a) to lessen in any way, as in size, weight, amount, value, price, etc.; diminish b) to put into a simpler or… …

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  • 10 Poverty in the United States — The most common measure of poverty in the United States is the poverty line set by the U.S. government. This measure recognizes poverty as a lack of those goods and services commonly taken for granted by members of mainstream society.Schwartz, J …

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  • 11 Poverty — Street children sleeping in Mulberry Street – Jacob Riis photo New York, United States (1890) Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.[1] Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford …

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  • 12 reduce — v. 1) (D; tr.) to reduce in (he was reduced in rank) 2) (d; tr.) to reduce to (she was reduced to poverty; the corporal was reduced to the rank of private) * * * [rɪ djuːs] (d; tr.) to reduce in (he was reduced in rank) (d; tr.) to reduce to (she …

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  • 13 poverty — /pov euhr tee/, n. 1. the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence. 2. deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil. 3. scantiness;… …

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  • 14 poverty — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ abject, absolute, extreme, grinding, severe ▪ widespread ▪ global, world ▪ …

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  • 15 reduce — 01. The government hopes that by raising taxes on cigarettes, it will be able to [reduce] the number of teenagers who start smoking. 02. Criminologists believe that the [reduction] in violent crime in this country is due to the fact that our… …

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  • 16 reduce — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, drastically, greatly, markedly, severely, sharply, significantly, substantially ▪ su …

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  • 17 reduce — verb 1》 make or become smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.     ↘boil (a sauce or other liquid) so that it becomes thicker and more concentrated.     ↘chiefly N. Amer. (of a person) lose weight.     ↘Photography make (a negative or print)… …

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  • 18 reduce — [[t]rɪdju͟ːs, AM du͟ːs[/t]] ♦♦ reduces, reducing, reduced 1) VERB If you reduce something, you make it smaller in size or amount, or less in degree. [V n] It reduces the risks of heart disease... [V n] Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent …

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  • 19 reduce — v. 1 tr. & intr. make or become smaller or less. 2 tr. (foll. by to) bring by force or necessity (to some undesirable state or action) (reduced them to tears; were reduced to begging). 3 tr. convert to another (esp. simpler) form (reduced it to a …

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  • 20 reduce — v. a. 1. Bring, restore. 2. Render, form, mould, make, shape, model, remodel, convert into, resolve into, change into, bring into, bring to. 3. Diminish, contract, lessen, abate, decrease, attenuate, contract, abridge, curtail, shorten, cut short …

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