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desert [ dez-ert ]
Main Entry: desert
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: barren, uncultivated
Synonyms: arid, bare, desolate, infertile, lonely, solitary, sterile, uninhabited, unproductive, untilled, waste, wild
Antonyms: cultivated, fertile, productive
Main Entry: desert
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: wasteland; dry area
Synonyms: Sahara, arid region, badland, barren, barren land, flats, lava bed, sand dunes, solitude, wild, wilderness, wilds
Antonyms: wetland
Main Entry: desert
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, defect
Synonyms: abscond, apostatize, bail out, beach, betray, bolt, check out*, chuck, cop out, crawl out, decamp, depart, duck*, escape, flee, fly, forsake, give up, go, go AWOL, go back on, go over the hill, go west, jilt, leave, leave high and dry, leave in the lurch, leave stranded, light, maroon, opt out, play truant, pull out, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, run out on, sneak off, split*, strand, take a hike, take off, tergiversate, throw over, vacate, violate oath, walk
Antonyms: aid, assist, come back, help, stay, support
Main Entry: deserts
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: what is due one
Synonyms: chastening, chastisement, comeuppance, compensation, deserving, discipline, disciplining, due, get hers, get his, guerdon, lumps, meed, merit, payment, penalty, punishment, recompense, requital, retribution, return, revenge, reward, right, talion, what is coming to one, what one is asking for
Main Entry: abandon
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: leave behind, relinquish
Synonyms: abdicate, back out, bail out, bow out, chicken out, cop out, cut loose, desert, discard, discontinue, ditch*, drop, drop out, duck*, dump*, dust*, flake out, fly the coop, give up the ship, kiss goodbye, leave, leg it, let go, opt out, pull out, quit, run out on, screw*, ship out, stop, storm out, surrender, take a powder, take a walk, throw over, vacate, walk out on, wash hands of, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: cherish, defend, keep, pursue, retain, support
Main Entry: abandon
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: leave in troubled state
Synonyms: back out, desert, disown, forsake, jilt, leave, leave behind, quit, reject, renounce, throw over, walk out on
Antonyms: adopt, assert, favor, uphold
Main Entry: arid
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: dry
Synonyms: barren, bone-dry, desert, dry as a bone, dry as dust, dusty, moistureless, parched, thirsty, waterless
Antonyms: damp, humid, moist, wet
Main Entry: bare
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: without covering or content
Synonyms: arid, barren, blank, bleak, clear, desert, desolate, empty, lacking, mean, open, poor, scanty, scarce, stark, unfurnished, vacant, vacuous, void, wanting
Antonyms: covered, full
Main Entry: barren
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: unable to support growth
Synonyms: arid, depleted, desert, desolate, dry, effete, empty, fallow, fruitless, impotent, impoverished, infecund, infertile, parched, sterile, unbearing, uncultivable, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive, waste
Antonyms: developing, fecund, fertile, filled, full, growing, productive, useful
Main Entry: betray
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: be disloyal
Synonyms: abandon, be unfaithful, bite the hand that feeds you, blow the whistle, bluff, break faith, break promise, break trust, break with, commit treason, cross, deceive, deliver up, delude, desert, double-cross, finger*, forsake, go back on, inform against, inform on, jilt, knife*, let down, mislead, play Judas, play false, seduce, sell down the river, sell out, stab in the back, take in*, trick, turn in, turn informer, turn state's evidence, walk out on
Antonyms: be faithful, be loyal, defend, protect, support
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