deserts
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Appropriate reward
Synonyms:
due , compensation , recompense, payment , pay , reward , credit where credit is due
Sense: Appropriate punishment
Synonyms:
penalty , retribution, comeuppance, punishment , revenge , what is due, vengeance, reprisal, just deserts, payback (slang), what's coming to one (slang), justice , what-for (slang)


desert
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: barren land
Synonyms:
waste , wasteland, arid region, barren plains, barren land, dust bowl, sand dunes, barrens, no-man's-land
Antonyms:
jungle, forest , rainforest , wetland, swamp
Sense: Adjective: arid
Synonyms:
arid, dry , bone-dry, dried up, burnt, scorched
Sense: Adjective: barren
Synonyms:
barren , bare , waste , stark , desolate
Sense: Adjective: uninhabited
Synonyms:
uninhabited, lonely , empty
Sense: Adjective: infertile
Synonyms:
infertile, unproductive, uncultivatable , non-fertile, unfruitful
Sense: Verb: strand
Synonyms:
strand , abandon , leave , maroon , leave stranded
Antonyms:
stay , remain , come , stick around (informal), wait for, go back for, rescue , save , reclaim, stay put (informal)
Sense: Verb: forsake
Synonyms:
forsake , abandon , walk out on, leave , turn your back on, leave high and dry (slang), leave sb in the lurch (slang)
Sense: Verb: leave military service, a post, etc.
Synonyms:
defect , go AWOL (informal), abscond, decamp, be absent without leave, abandon your post, run away from duty, run away from military service, leave unlawfully
Antonyms:
stay , stand your ground, obey, do your duty, remain , maintain your position, stand and fight, serve
Sense: Verb: run away
Synonyms:
run away, flee , escape , abscond, decamp

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