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    dereliction

    dereliction - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dereliction

    Definition
    (noun) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
    Example Sentence
    • he inherited his delinquency from his father
    • his derelictions were not really intended as crimes
    • his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities
    Definition
    (noun) willful negligence
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dereliction

dereliction rhymes with neglection and has a similar meaning.

dereliction -> relics = the antiques. de + relic -> you lost the antiques due to negligence

dereliction => deliberate neglection!

concentrate on relics... You have left the house and only relics of the house remains

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for de relation neglect the duty and abandoned it

duty neglect the relics

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