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derelict
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
failing to fulfill one's responsibilities — especially through lack of effort
  • "Madame," replied Villefort, with a mournful smile, "I have already had the honor to observe that my father has—at least, I hope so—abjured his past errors, and that he is, at the present moment, a firm and zealous friend to religion and order—a better royalist, possibly, than his son; for he has to atone for past dereliction, while I have no other impulse than warm, decided preference and conviction."
    Chapters 5-6 (87% in)

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