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.
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.
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.
the savage and excessive killing of many people
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.
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.
make steady progress
prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed.
a union of interests or purposes among members of a group
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are just and reasonable demands of
righteous people and a
righteous public, but for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.
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.
make steady progress
Our country will
thrive and prosper again.
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.
something hard to endure
We will confront
hardships, but we will get the job done.
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.
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.