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The Grapes of Wrath
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derelict
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The Grapes of Wrath
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as in: derelict ship Define
in terrible condition -- often abandoned
  • A great pile of junk; fenders and truck sides, wheels and axles; over the whole lot a spirit of decay, of mold and rust; twisted iron, half-gutted engines, a mass of derelicts.

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  • We want to put those derelict buildings to better use.
  • Rubbish barrels; a derelict car, without wheels, sunk in the ground; boarded-up windows.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese

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as in: derelict in her duty Define
failing to fulfill one's responsibilities -- especially through lack of effort
as in: derelict ship Define
in terrible condition -- often abandoned
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