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1) An event of extreme poverty and destitution (formal)

2) A tragedy

3) An individual lacking mental capacity (sarcastic tone)

4) A lack of glamour and excitement in one's mundane life
1) The sordid conditions in the squatter settlements of poverty-struck Madagascar resembled a dry oasis in the depths of the Sahara.

2) Edward is such a wimp without the utmost brain to solve a no-brainer puzzle, he is truly the driest oasis amongst us.

3) Life felt like a repelling chore towards Timothy, a dry oasis of no enthusiasm.
by Reno Glavictoz September 05, 2010
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