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not employed

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not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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shortfall
Definition:
the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

Synonyms:

noun
deficit
defalcation, paucity, scantiness, shortfall, DUES, in hock, dead horse, due bill.
incompleteness
curtailment, discontinuity, fraction, fragmentation, gap, hiatus, incompleteness, need, omission, part, scantiness, sectional, segmental.
insufficiency
dearth, famine, meagerness, miserliness, niggardliness, paucity, pittance, poverty, scarceness, sparseness, speck, stinginess, Flyspeck, skimpiness.
lack
abridgement, absence, curtailment, dearth, decrease, defect, deficit, depletion, deprivation, destitution, distress, exigency, exiguity, inferiority, meagerness, miss, necessity, poverty, privation, reduction, retrenchment, scarcity, shortness, shrinkage, shrinking, slightness, stint, want, retrenchments.
nonpayment
default, in arrears, indebtedness, nonpayment, overdraft, overdraw, overdue, welsh.
scantiness
scantness, scarceness, weakness*.
shortage
arrears, deficiency, deficit, failure, imperfection, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, lapse, leanness, pinch, shortage, shortcoming, tightness, weakness.
shortfall
arrears, default, defectiveness, deficiency, flaw, inadequacy, incompleteness, insufficiency, lack, loss, shortage, shortcoming, underage, Insufficience, red ink, in the red, in the hole.
Examples of usage:
  1. Under the leadership of the United States, the 21 members of the International Energy Agency took collective action to ensure that the oil shortfall stemming from the Iran- Iraq war would not be aggravated by competition for scarce spot market supplies. – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  2. And every year afterward will bring a new shortfall, bigger than the year before. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. For example, in the year 2027, the government will somehow have to come up with an extra $ 200 billion to keep the system afloat - and by 2033, the annual shortfall would be more than $ 300 billion. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. Things like a megabillion trade shortfall, a debt nobody can even count, and a dollar that don't know whether to fish or cut bait. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover

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