1 call for, demand, entail, have occasion to or for, lack, miss, necessitate, require, want
2 longing, requisite, want, wish
3 deprivation, destitution, distress, extremity, impecuniousness, inadequacy, indigence, insufficiency, lack, neediness, paucity, penury, poverty, privation, shortage
4 emergency, exigency, necessity, obligation, urgency, want
5 demand, desideratum, essential, requirement, requisite
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