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Word: derelict

Definition: negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person


Sentences Containing 'derelict'

It was evidently the derelict remains of some vast structure, to what end built I could not determine.
And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling _The Land of the Leal_ as cheerfully as I could.

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