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Word: dereliction

Definition: neglect of duty; abandonment


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::: gusto - eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
::: stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes
::: opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
::: quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
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