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desolate
used in The Road by McCarthy

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Definition
empty, providing no shelter or sustenance
  • The dead grass thrashed softly. Out there a gray desolation.
desolation = a state of emptiness that provides no shelter or sustenance

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Desolate country.
  • Like the desolation of some alien sea breaking on the shores of a world unheard of.
  • Desolate.

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