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Pouteria
Pouteria campechiana nervosa
Pouteria zapota
Pouting
poutingly
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POV
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Poverty
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poverty line
Poverty Point National Monument
poverty stricken
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poverty trap definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(poverty traps) If someone is in a poverty trap, they are very poor but cannot improve their income because the money they get from the government decreases as the money they earn increases. N-COUNT



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