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lacking sufficient water or rainfall

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lacking vitality or spirit

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If the poet errs in either direction-toward excessive or unmotivated emotion or toward the aridly journalistic-he or she quickly arrives at sentimentality or bathos.
For the Victorians, the picturesque connotes detachment, connoisseurship, fixed habits of vision, and a lack of sympathy with human suffering: it is an aridly intellectual and aristocratic way of viewing the world.
On the contrary, although I am not a positivist, I find his views about the possibilities for law to be much richer and truer to our actual practice than the restrictive and somewhat aridly conceptual versions of exclusive positivism that Raz and Shapiro defend.
Despite his powerful use of models and theories for analysis, the treatment is not aridly abstract.
Mayall's voice is still an aridly mellow marvel, but his songwriting skills (only demonstrated on the instantly obsolete ode ``California'') remain in a '60s Laurel Canyon haze.
She maintains that Wolf regarded Bruckner's symphonies "as the aridly constrained forms of Brahms's symphonic works" (p.
A misguided, aridly dispassionate, uncompassionate belief in calculable, controllable genetic futures emerges.
The third chapter by Louis Makowski and Joseph Ostroy rather aridly argues that if the Walrasian general equilibrium features of Lange-inspired market socialist models are replaced by an alternative perfect competition general equilibrium framework that emphasizes distribution to individuals according to individual marginal productivity, the Lange-inspired models become problematic.
Noted by Parliamentary committees at midcentury, this phenomenon remained in evidence in the early 20th century, when, for example, a study of Quebec drinking patterns concluded that while "rural Quebec was and is, aridly dry, the City of Montreal was, and is .