Resources were so scarce that the administration made cutbacks in funding to the arts department.Los recursos eran tan escasos que la administración hizo recortes en la financiación del departamento de arte.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
to be scarce[+doctors, food, resources]escasear;[+money]escasear;faltar;jobs were very scarce in those daysen aquella época escaseaban los puestos de trabajo;paintings of this quality are scarceno abundan los cuadros de esta calidad;to grow or become scarcevolverse escaso;escasear;to make o.s. scarcelargarse (informal);esfumarse (informal)
money is scarcedoctors were scarce in these partscigarettes were scarce in the shops...the region's scarce water resourcesAt this period money was not as scarce as it was to becomeFood is scarce and water is half a mile awayfood was scarce and expensive...an environment where [water] is still scarceHere comes Dominic. Time to make myself scarce!