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land that is uncultivated or barren.
an area that is devastated, as by flood, storm, or war.
something, as a period of history, phase of existence, or locality, that is spiritually or intellectually barren.
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, you're not cleverly teaching me something about academia and graduate school.
Recklessly starving the world's fourth-largest lake to irrigate crops turned rich waters into a barren
But to real estate developers, the canyons were empty
, waiting to be turned into homes.
And they are not mining in a
it is the watershed, it is gods country.
Indeed, last year's wealth
has become a billionaire bonanza.
Crushed wooden houses now resemble matchwood, scattered in every direction over swampy
Two years ago, it was a mosquito-infested
When the plane finally crashes, the characters' violent insertion into the unforgiving
is appropriately jarring.
All of that makes sense, but the biggest difference between plants from the
and the controls was somewhat surprising.
The end of civilization won't be pretty, and neither is the
depicted in the comic.
British Dictionary definitions for
a barren or desolate area of land, not or no longer used for cultivation or building
a region, period in history, etc, that is considered spiritually, intellectually, or aesthetically barren or desolate
American television is a cultural wasteland
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