Ever since having to study a book full of vocabulary for the verbal section of the GRE I've been a word smith.
verb (ossifies, ossifying, ossified) [ no obj. ]
1 turn into bone or bony tissue: these tracheal cartilages may ossify.
2 (often as adj. ossified) cease developing; be stagnant or rigid: ossified political institutions.
"The District has been struggling with rampant poverty and crime for decades now, and due to an ossified local government, that's not changing any time soon."
Vice writing about Washington D.C. and why its a hell hole. Now I disagree with that statement BUT in some ways I don't. My power went out last night, and it was a bit stuffy after 7 hours w/out power and that means no A/C.