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Word of the Day: dilapidate

di·lap·i·date /dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪt/ [di-lap-i-deyt] verb -dat·ed, -dat·ing.
–verb (used with object)
1. to cause or allow (a building, automobile, etc.) to fall into a state of disrepair, as by misuse or neglect (often used passively): The house had been dilapidated by neglect.
2. Archaic. to squander; waste.
–verb (used without object)
3. to fall into ruin or decay.

[Origin: 1560–70; < ML dīlapidātus, ptp. of dīlapidāre to squander (cf. dīlapidātiō disrepair), L: to pelt with stones; see di-2, lapidate]

—Related forms
di·lap·i·da·tion, noun
di·lap·i·da·tor, noun

Path

Wounds,
deep wounds from the stars
to reach out a hand
for Venus, Jupiter,
Andromeda

only come up with
naught but scars
This is how you chase
a dream;
by stumbling time and again

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