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Word: dereliction

Definition: neglect of duty; abandonment


More Vocab Words

::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
::: alcove - nook; recess
::: indomitable - unconquerable; unyielding
::: outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
::: comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
::: petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
::: cohesion - tendency to keep together
::: amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph