Donald Trump Inauguration Address- January 20, 2017

Donald Trump gave his inaugural address on January 20, 2017. Newly sworn-in as President, Trump promised to serve the people of America, and to put America first in weighing all decisions. He also pledged to bring jobs and wealth back to the United States. Here are twenty words from President Trump's inaugural address.
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  1. disrepair
    the state of being in poor or damaged condition
    We've defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
  2. depletion
    the state of being used up
    For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.
  3. subsidize
    secure the assistance of, as of nations or military forces
    For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.
  4. carnage
    the savage and excessive killing of many people
    This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
    Here, carnage is used metaphorically, to vividly describe the depletion of American resources and jobs that was a theme of President Trump's speech.
  5. allegiance
    the act of binding yourself to a course of action
    The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
  6. prosper
    make steady progress
    Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed.
  7. solidarity
    a union of interests or purposes among members of a group
    We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
  8. dissipated
    preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure
    We've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.
    Dissipated can also mean, as it does here, to lessen or evaporate.
  9. eradicate
    destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.
  10. infrastructure
    basic facilities needed for the functioning of a country
    We've defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own and spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
  11. infuse
    fill, as with a certain quality
    They fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.
  12. sprawl
    an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
    And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the wind-swept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky.
  13. ravage
    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.
  14. righteous
    morally justified
    These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public, but for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.
  15. reap
    get or derive
    For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
  16. thrive
    make steady progress
    Our country will thrive and prosper again.
  17. harness
    control and direct with or as if by reins
    We stand at the birth of a new millennium ready to unlock the histories of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
  18. hardship
    something hard to endure
    We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.
  19. deprived
    marked by a state of extreme poverty
    An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.
  20. urban
    relating to a city or densely populated area
    And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the wind-swept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky.

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