Describing The Desert 12 words

This is a Word List compiled for those primarily seeking adjectives that describe the desert; including those words that describe features that are at once desolate and lonely yet beautiful and expansive...

Hope it helps those of you who are artists, authors/writers, and/or photographers.
  1. barren
    completely wanting or lacking
  2. bone-dry
    without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone
  3. desert
    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  4. dusty
    covered with a layer of dust
  5. parched
    dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
  6. thirsty
    feeling a need or desire to drink
  7. waterless
    lacking sufficient water or rainfall
  8. drought
    a shortage of rainfall
  9. torrent
    an overwhelming number or amount
  10. dust devil
    a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves and litter into the air
  11. dust storm
    a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
  12. oasis
    a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary