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.