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    derelict - Dictionary definition and meaning for word derelict

    (noun) a person without a home, job, or property Definition
    (noun) a ship abandoned on the high seas
    Synonyms : abandoned ship
    (adj) worn and broken down by hard use
    Example Sentence
    • a creaky shack
    • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    • a flea-bitten sofa
    • a run-down neighborhood
    • a woebegone old shack
    (adj) forsaken by owner or inhabitants
    Synonyms : abandoned , deserted
    Example Sentence
    • weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse
    (adj) failing in what duty requires
    Synonyms : delinquent , neglectful , remiss
    Example Sentence
    • derelict (or delinquent) in his duty
    • neglectful of his duties
    • remiss of you not to pay your bills
    (adj) in deplorable condition
    Example Sentence
    • a street of bedraggled tenements
    • a broken-down fence
    • a ramshackle old pier
    • a tumble-down shack
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for derelict

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dairy + licked=> people will tend to abandon/discard a "dairy milk" chocolate that has been licked..

hey!der...u r negLEGted

de-relic -> relic. relic and derelict has the same meaning

derail of train occurs due to negligence of duty

a person who licks the milk from somewhr,he is without home,job.he don't have money to buy milk..

de+reli+ct: DEplorable and REaLI CriTical condition

If someone finds a RELIC he keeps it with him as it is important.. Similarly if something is not important then we abandon it or may say "DELIC it"

Daily licked by dogs due to poor and abandoned condition

derelict ->de relation neglected me abandoned

focus on sound DERAIL..train leaving its RAIL or Abandoning

Dear (dere) + Left (lict)....

convert de into duty and r into n and place a g inside to convert relict into neglect. So duty neglect.

derailed train is abandon

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