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Adjectives for describing landscapes

Meanings of adjectives from Tuesday's class
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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