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Noun
A waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand
“The vehicles have been modified to suit conditions in the desert.”
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A situation or place considered dull and uninteresting
“The Istanbul of the 1970s was considered to be something of a cultural desert, certainly in terms of classical music.”
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(just deserts) A punishment that is deserved or merited
“It happens seldom enough that miscreants get their just deserts.”
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A reward that is deserved or merited
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“We took it in our stride, we prepared, and we got our just deserts.”
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The most remote and desolate areas of Australia
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The state or quality of being solitary
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The quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward
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A loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from the erosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches, river beds, the seabed, and deserts
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Virtue triumphing over vice
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Any major regional biological community such as that of forest or desert
Verb
To abandon or leave behind
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“Friendless, persecuted, poor, about the early age of twenty-two, was the greatest poet which the world has ever seen, compelled to desert his home, his wife, his children, to seek employment from the hands of strangers.”
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To renounce, especially when contrary to a promise or obligation
“If you now desert the cause of liberty, in this most honorable and important contest, we can have no fellowship with you.”
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To leave or flee from a place or group
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“Once it was apparent that the battle was lost, the troops began to desert en masse.”
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To betray someone that has one's trust
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To get rid of
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To show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
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To play truant
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To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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To return to a place after having been there at a previous time
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To fail to care for or pay attention to
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Take over the place, position, or role of
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(literally or figuratively) To deviate from a normal or expected path
Adjective
(of a place) Uninhabited and desolate, like a desert
“As they sat on gray folding chairs in the desert wasteland, the war seemed to be in dismal shape.”
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Hot and dry, like a desert
“I looked at the scorching desert sand as the silvery moon was cooling it.”
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Barren and infertile, like a desert
“For those who came first, it was hard work. They had no accommodation and had to clear and prepare the stark desert land for agricultural production.”
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Not domesticated
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Very hot and dry
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Dead or apparently dead
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