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Difference between 'Rare' and 'Scarce'

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A rare thing is that only a few of which are found at any time.

A thing is scarce,when for the time being it is not found in abundance.

Sample Usage

1. A large-sized emerald is a rare gem.
2. A rare flower.
3. A rare occurrence.

1. Drinking water is scarce this year in our village due to insufficient rainfall.
2. Food is scarce because of the drought.

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