What is the opposite of desert?

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Noun
Opposite of a waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand
“The land selected was, according to old British maps, once a shola montane forest with grassland draining into a large wetland.”
Noun
Opposite of a situation or place considered dull and uninteresting
“Before the war, Iona was considered an animal paradise, rich in big game, but illegal poaching and lack of infrastructure have caused considerable damage.”
Noun
(just deserts) Opposite of a punishment that is deserved or merited
“He got his reward for effort with two fantastic goals late, where he showed off his famous evasive skills.”
Noun
Opposite of a reward that is deserved or merited
“Daffy scares everyone with his pranks, but he gets his comeuppance when Granny and the kiddos give him a taste of his own medicine.”
Noun
Opposite of a large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
“Depending on its location, residential development can cater to a broader market than a commercial property.”
Noun
Opposite of an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region
Noun
Opposite of aloneness
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward
Noun
Opposite of any major regional biological community such as that of forest or desert
Verb
Opposite of to abandon or leave behind
“Free from the control of cult life, Koichi struggles to shed the corrupt lineage he inherited from his proxy father while trying to reclaim his family.”
Verb
Opposite of to renounce, especially when contrary to a promise or obligation
“When the youth rise up, the other sectors embrace the movement because they consider us the future.”
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Opposite of to leave or flee from a place or group
“Take Uncle Ted to the pub, and I'll stay here with Joan and keep her company.”
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Opposite of to let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
“Chase your dreams! We will always be here to support you.”
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(reclaim) Opposite of to leave behind
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(of a person or object) Opposite of to leave behind
“He will always remain with his wife and family regardless of the situation.”
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Opposite of to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“She volunteered to adopt and care for the abandoned dog.”
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
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Opposite of to get rid of
“Why do you like to keep your old belongings? It is only resulting in more clutter around our home!”
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Opposite of to stop associating with
“I was forced to associate with Nathan when he friended me on Facebook.”
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(of a place or location) Opposite of to go or get away from
“When I arrive, I will take you away from your suffering.”
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Opposite of to show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
“Don't change yourself because I accept you the way you are.”
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Opposite of to fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of
Verb
Opposite of to exit from a given situation, place or event
“A wraith-catcher, who had fortuitously been staying in the village the night before, will take Sophie to begin her quest to recover sister.”
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(separate oneself from) Opposite of to sever relations with
“Nelly attempted to not involve herself in their petty and often violent disputes.”
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Opposite of to stop attending or belonging to a particular organization or institution
“Instead of looking for work, Gary decided he would stay in university to do a post-graduate course.”
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Opposite of to avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner
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Opposite of to return to a place after having been there at a previous time
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Opposite of to disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Opposite of to split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
“He wanted to join the Star Knights, the fabled special forces unit comprised of only the strongest and most valiant soldiers.”
Verb
Opposite of escape
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Opposite of to fail to care for or pay attention to
“It was important to consider their strict dietary requirements when designing the menu.”
Adjective
(of a place) Opposite of uninhabited and desolate, like a desert
“It is always so surprising to arrive at a populated town after traveling through such uninhabitable, wild terrain.”
Adjective
Opposite of hot and dry, like a desert
“Prone to sudden vicious weather and arctic conditions, Mt. McKinley is a serious mountaineering undertaking even on its easier routes.”
Adjective
Opposite of barren and infertile, like a desert
“The ancient Egyptian civilization relied on the flooding of the Nile to create fertile land for farming in an otherwise desert landscape.”
Adjective
(of a landscape) Opposite of desolate and barren
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by dryness and a lack of humidity or precipitation
Adjective
(of land or a place) Opposite of barren or uninhabited
“To the north-east, a populous district extends towards the town of Sutton Coldfield.”
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