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arid

ar·id

arid

 
 
pronunciation:
ae rihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely dry or parched, esp. as land which has received little or no rainfall.
Survival is a challenge in the arid desert.
synonyms:
dry, parched, thirsty
antonyms:
wet
similar words:
dehydrated, desert, desiccated, sere, torrid, waterless, withered
definition 2: lacking imagination or feeling; uninteresting.
The book's topic was of interest, but the writer's arid prose put her to sleep.
synonyms:
barren, bland, dull, insipid, jejune, sterile, unimaginative, uninteresting, vapid
antonyms:
vibrant
similar words:
boring, dry, flat, humdrum, lifeless, matter-of-fact, monotonous, prosaic, prosy, tedious
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derivations: aridly (adv.), aridity (n.), aridness (n.)
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