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1‘a terrace of dilapidated Edwardian houses’
run down, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, rickety, shaky, unsound, crumbling, in ruins, ruined, decayed, decaying, deteriorating, deteriorated, decrepit, worn out
neglected, uncared-for, untended, unmaintained, badly maintained
the worse for wear, falling to pieces, falling apart, gone to rack and ruin, gone to seed
informal shambly, slummy
North American informal shacky
NZ Australian informal rumpty
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.