Definition- decayed deteriorated or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse

this is another word that I found in the text of “here, poverty and privilege are neighbors” in the text it says “To the west, Brighton beach is packed with modest row houses, apartment buildings, dilapidated bungalows, and frame houses,”

i see that this word means to be misused and worn out. I say it has a relationship to the word “patina” which means rusty green or orange look.




definition- a count of the population and a property evaluation in early Rome

in the reading of “here, poverty and privilege are neighbors” it says “in the 1990’s the disparity in many neighborhoods became more pronounced, census data show.”

it’s clear to me that the word “Census” is the number of people living in poverty in that neighborhood at that time.



definition- having an abundance of goods or riches, wealthy

in the text of “here, poverty and privilege are neighbors”, it says ” the affluent pushed deeper into neighborhoods they had once shamed.”

I understand now that the word is used to show some type of power over the lower and maybe the middle-class people.






include, comprehend a plan that encompasses a number of aims

to form a circle about: enclose

bring about, accomplish  encompass a task

I encountered this word on the “Here, poverty and privilege are neighbors: income gaps are a source of resentment and guilt” reading, paragraph 9.

in the reading it says”, where one tract encompasses everything from new luxury apartment houses and full floor condominium lofts to small, decaying apartment buildings.”

I now understand what the word means by reading the definition and the sentence it was found in. it means everything is now coming into one. like there could be different last names in one family.