V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a fertile spot in a desert or barren place; 2. a place of shelter or sanctuary

Synonyms: refuge, sanctuary, haven

Antonyms: prison

Tips: Think of a desert oasis, a place where there is a natural source of water and shade from the heat of the sun. This meaning of oasis has, over the years, become more general, to encompass any type of refuge, shelter, or sanctuary from a less pleasant place or situation.

Usage Examples:

My weekly yoga class is an oasis away from my daily stress. (sanctuary, refuge)

Many weary travelers have stopped by the desert oasis to rest and have a drink of water. (refuge, haven)

I don't like to have parties because my home is my oasis away from the chaos of the world. (haven, sanctuary)

The spa was a wonderful oasis where I could fully relax. (sanctuary, haven)

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