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The word desert is a noun.  Desert means (1) an arid region with little or no vegetationDesert is also a verb that means (1) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch, (2) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or armyDesert is also an adjective that means (1) located in a dismal or remote area; desolate.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word desert.
  • Joshua Tree National Park
    Located in southeastern California, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park includes parts of the Mohave Desert and Colorado Desert and gets its name from the spiky-tipped Joshua trees that are native to the Mohave Desert ecosystem.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Tree_National_Park
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
    Bar Harbor is a picturesque small town in southeastern Maine that is located on the northeast shore of Mount Desert Island. Nearby Acadia National Park contains Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Harbor,_Maine
  • Visit El Paso - Convention and Visitors Bureau
    When Spanish Conquistadors rode along the banks of the Rio Grande in 1598, they discovered a diamond amid the Chihuahuan desert. El Paso has been luring visitors with its mystery and promise ever since. Every year, the El Paso area hosts millions of travelers during their visit to this international metroplex. Nestled at the point where West Texas, New Mexico, and Old Mexico meet, The Sun City is a good place to appreciate the blending of these cultures and heritages.
    http://www.visitelpaso.com/
The following articles provide recent desert-related news.
  • Bloodhound land speed car will be back racing next week
    Engineers think they understand why a heat sensor has been playing up on the superfast desert vehicle.
    BBC News.  Saturday, 09 Nov 2019 15:28:24 GMT.
  • Father, daughter charged with raping woman, leaving her to die in desert
    Stanley Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Poche-Lawton, 22, are charged with kidnapping to commit another crime, attempted murder, forcible rape and first-degree ATM robbery.
    ABC News.  Saturday, 09 Nov 2019 08:00:13 -0500.
  • Arizona grassland may be landing site for Boeing spacecraft
    WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) - A flat desert grassland in southeastern Arizona is being considered as a potential landing site for a new reusable spacecraft. ...
    Washington Times.  Friday, 08 Nov 2019 23:53:40 -0500.
  • Confidence high in Bloodhound land speed record team
    The UK-led challenge to the land speed record clocks 501mph in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.
    BBC News.  Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019 19:23:53 GMT.
  • Now Open: Dive Palm Springs
    The intimate 11-key property is a desert oasis evoking a home away from home vibe with high touch service to every guest. ...
    Hsyndicate.  Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019 11:47:24 +0200.
  • Dispensing Medical Marijuana
    Aari Ruben is director and owner of Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center. Ruben believes cannabis has medical benefits which can heal and provide relief to people in need.
    Voice of America.  Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019 15:08:21 -0400.
  • Hard Things Are Hard
    I was spending time in the desert outside Moab, Utah last Friday when an article entitled, Upwork: Fierce Demand-Side Headwinds came across my screen. ...
    By John Winsor, Contributor.  Forbes.  Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019 03:26:00 +0000.
  • New evidence of the Sahara's age
    The Sahara Desert is vast, generously dusty, and surprisingly shy about its age. ...
    Science Daily.  Monday, 23 Sep 2019 10:19:24 EDT.
  • Area 51 Festival Wraps up in Nevada
    The festivals are over and Earthlings from around the globe headed home Sunday after a weekend camping and partying in the dusty Nevada desert and trekking to remote gates of Area 51, a formerly top-secret U.S. ...
    Newsmax.  Sunday, 22 Sep 2019 21:08:54 EDT.
The following digital image illustrates the word desert.
Desert Sand Dunes
Desert Sand Dunes

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