desolate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word desolate
de + solate sounds like I + SOLATE..and who lives an isolated life? Obviously a person who has been ABANDONED by his family.
I-SOLATE. Being the last survior after the destruction.
DE+SO+LATE = If DESis are always late (like always ;)) then the country will remain robbed of joy; lay waste to corruption; etc...
desolate-> de+isolate abandon and desert