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A deserted desert: Various ways of looking at a small group of words

Abstract

This article is about a small group of words in English, ones beginning with the prefix <de->, followed by <s> and a vowel. If we omit rare words and obvious derivations, we end up with the following list:

desalinate, desaturate, desecrate, desegregate, deselect, desensitise, desert, deserve, desiccate, design, designate, desire, desist, desolate, desuetude, desultory

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English Today
  • ISSN: 0266-0784
  • EISSN: 1474-0567
  • URL: /core/journals/english-today
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