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aridity

[ uh-rid-i-tee ]
/ əˈrɪd ɪ ti /
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noun
the state or quality of being extremely dry: Many plant and animal adaptations to withstand the intense aridity of the desert are quite bizarre.
the quality of lacking interest, liveliness, or imaginativeness; sterility: His writing style is excellent, avoiding the technical aridity of most professional science publications.
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Also ar·id·ness [ar-id-nis] /ˈær ɪd nɪs/ .
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