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dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
prototype - original work used as a model by others
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
aviary - enclosure for birds; large cage
derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks