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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A state of disuse.
From Latin de- (away from) + suescere (to become accustomed). Earliest documented use: 1623.
"Far from being a high-tech wonder, the Earth Station had a sad, neglected air about it, a feeling of desuetude and abandonment."
Douglas Preston; Impact; Forge Books; 2010.
See more usage examples of desuetude in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)
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