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  /əˈrɪdəti/  noun [uncountable]
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aridly adverbWords used to describe dry, barren and empty areas of land: arid, wild, bare, deserted, dry, parched, sun-baked, treeless, lifeless, dustyNot interesting or exciting: boring, dull, tedious, trivial, uninteresting, humdrum, uninspired, unexciting, dreary, mind-numbing

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