desert vs dessert :

desert or dessert

Perhaps these two words are confused partly because “dessert” is one ofthe few words in English with a double “S” pronounced like “Z"("brassiere” is another). That impoverished stretch of sand called adesert can only afford one “S.” In contrast, that rich gooey extra thingat the end of the meal called a dessert indulges in two of them. Theword in the phrase “he got his just deserts” is confusingly pronouncedjust like “desserts.”

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  • n  arid land with little or no vegetation
  • v  leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    The mother deserted her children
  • v  desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
    If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot
  • v  leave behind
    the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period

  • n  a dish served as the last course of a meal
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