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dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
tremulous - trembling; wavering
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition