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Word: dereliction

Definition: neglect of duty; abandonment


Sentences Containing 'dereliction'

An independent Anti-Doping Tribunal accepted Nielsen's claim that he took the product containing the positive substance to treat hair-loss, but found that by failing to check whether the hair-loss product contained such a substance indicated a "serious dereliction of duty on the part of any player who participates in a sport governed by the WADA Code".
Neighbors also freed the Lipan Chief Chiquito and his men from the guard house, and charged Indian Agent Howard with "dereliction of duty" for their false arrest and mismanagement of the Indian situation.
Schmidt was court-martialed by the U.S. and convicted of dereliction of duty as a result, in what became known as the Tarnak Farm incident.
The later dereliction of the area may be a possible origin for the term which later entered the wider American lexicon as "Skid Row".)

More Vocab Words

::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
::: paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
::: repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
::: impenitent - not repentant
::: prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
::: filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
::: rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
::: granary - storehouse for grain
::: interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments