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Meanings of adjectives from Tuesday's class

barren

unable to produce plants or fruit

sun-drenched

to describe a place that receives a lot of sun

meandering

of a river or road, following a route which is not straight or direct

breathtaking

extremely exciting, beautiful or surprising

jagged

rough and uneven, with sharp points

dusky

dark in colour

lush

covered with healthy green plants or grass

parched

dried out because of too much heat and not enough rain

snowcapped

to describe mountains or hills with snow on them

rugged

uneven and wild; not easy to travel over

plunging

extremely steep

farflung

very distant, remote

dense

thick; close together; difficult to go or see through

abundant

more than enough

picturesque

attractive in appearance, especially in an old-fashioned way

cobbled

made of rounded stones used on the surface of an old-fashioned road

undulating

describing or having small hills and slopes that look like waves

crumbling

old and falling into small pieces

towering

very tall and impressive

derelict

abandonded, no longer in use

wooded

covered with trees

wind-swept

open to and not protected from strong winds, or (of people) having hair that is untidy because it has been blown in different directions by the wind

bustling

full of busy activity

dreary

boring and making you feel unhappy

desolate

describes a place that is unattractive and empty, with no people or nothing pleasant in it

blazing

burning brightly and strongly

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