Saturday, June 13, 2009


Desultory: Desultory means disorganized, non sequitur, and/or low quality. How did desultory get so many different meanings? The etymology of the word is to leap or jump, as in to jump from place to place, point to point, at random, without a plan or reason. It shares its etymology with sally forth.
On the strength of that performance, 90 percent of KIPP students get scholarships to private or parochial high schools instead of having to attend their own desultory high schools in the Bronx.

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