desert

Part of speech: verb

To leave unwarrantably; forsake; abandon.

Part of speech: verb

To forsake a post or service without leave.

Part of speech: adjective

Of or like a desert; barren; waste.

Part of speech: noun

Geog. A region destitute of vegetation, rainless, and commonly uninhabitable.

Part of speech: noun

The state of deserving, or that which is deserved; merit or demerit.

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Usage examples "desert":

  1. That the dog would understand to make the return across the desert to 'where they lived' was also explained. - "The Desert Valley", Jackson Gregory.
  2. " If you desert me, I shall never speak to you again," said Mrs. Maturin. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. She loved the desert again. - "The Desert Fiddler", William H. Hamby.