Friday, 16 January 2015

Would you like to live on a dessert island?



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English spelling can be a little tricky at times! ;)

Dictionary.com is a great, free online resource for checking spelling and much, much more. Let's see:


dessert
[dih-zurt]

noun
1.
cake, pie, fruit, pudding, ice cream, etc., served as the final course of a meal.
2.
British. a serving of fresh fruit after the main course of a meal.


desert

[dez-ert]

noun
1.
a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all:
The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.
Synonyms: waste, wasteland, barren wilderness.
2.
any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
Synonyms: wasteland, barren wilderness.
3.
an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists.
4.
(formerly) any unsettled area between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains thought to be unsuitable for human habitation.
5.
any place lacking in something:
The town was a cultural desert.
Synonyms: wasteland.
adjective
6.
of, relating to, or like a desert.
Synonyms: desolate; barren, infertile; arid.
7.
occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert:
a desert tribe; a desert palm.
8.
designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing:
a big, wide-brimmed desert hat.

desert island
noun
1.
a small remote tropical island

Clear now? :)



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