When something bad or painful abates, it becomes less strong or severe.
Something that is cloying is way too sweet and tempting; therefore, it nauseates you or makes you disgusted after a while because you’re inclined to have too much of it.
A copious amount of something is a very large amount of it.
A cornucopia is a large quantity and variety of something good and nourishing.
If something, such as a sound, is undergoing a crescendo, it is getting louder and louder or increasing in intensity and is about to reach its peak strength.
When there is a dearth of something, there is a scarcity or lack of it.
A deficit occurs when a person or government spends more money than has been received.
A deluge is a sudden, heavy downfall of rain; it can also be a large number of things, such as papers or e-mails, that someone gets all at the same time, making them very difficult to handle.
When you deplete a supply of something, you use it up or lessen its amount over a given period of time.
When an area is devoid of life, it is empty or completely lacking in it.
A diminution of something is a reduction in the size, number, or importance of it.
When an amount of something dwindles, it becomes less and less over time.
An exiguous amount of something is meager, small, or limited in nature.
An exorbitant price or fee is much higher than what it should be or what is considered reasonable.
A glut of anything is an excess or too much of it.
If something is inordinate, it is much larger in amount or degree than is normally expected.
A meager amount of something is small, not enough, or insufficient in some way.
A paucity of something is not enough of it.
If something plummets, it falls down from a high position very quickly; for example, a piano can plummet from a window and a stock value can plummet during a market crash.
A preponderance of things of a particular type in a group means that there are more of that type than of any other.
If you suffer privation, you live without many of the basic things required for a comfortable life.
A profusion of something is a very large quantity or variety of it.
Something that is prolix, such as a lecture or speech, is excessively wordy; consequently, it can be tiresome to read or listen to.
A scant amount of something is a very limited or slight amount of it; hence, it is inadequate or insufficient in size or quantity.
Something that is succinct is clearly and briefly explained without using any unnecessary words.
Something that is superfluous is unnecessary; it is more than what is wanted or needed at the current time.
If you have a surfeit of something, you have much more than what you need.
When you are presented with a synoptic view of a written work or subject, you receive a summary or general overview of the entirety of its contents.
If you truncate something, you make it shorter or quicker by removing or cutting off part of it.
Something that is verbose, such as a speech or article, contains too many words.
If something—such as power, influence, or feeling—wanes, it gradually becomes weaker or less important, often so much so that it eventually disappears.
We have a plethora of tomatoes—there seems to be no end to these red spheres growing on the vines! This overabundance or plethora has us overrun, and we are finding a need to be creative in their use. We have already given a plethora or excessive amount to the neighbors, who thanked us for several overflowing bags. We have made five gallons of tomato sauce and also a plethora of salsa—it seems that we could open our own Italian and Mexican restaurants!
What is an example of a plethora of something?
An extra shipment of apples to a store so there are too many to sell that week.
A nice variety of apples in a store from which customers can choose.
A rotten crate of apples that leads to a shortage in a store that week.
When money was cheap a plethora of companies, many from the former Soviet Union, raised hundreds of millions of pounds by listing their shares in London.
President-elect Joe Biden has been critical of the plethora of tax giveaways, but he will find that both Democrats and Republicans have been steadfast in their support of certain tax breaks.
The Washington Post
What’s more, a plethora of electronic devices causes new worries, including passengers who are distracted by them during crises and charging cords that could trip evacuees in an emergency.
So my son’s lessons are instead given analogically, throughout the days, by my wife and me, with a plethora of mistakes and uncertainties that are rapidly eroding any trust our son used to have in us.
The New Yorker