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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 09/18/2014 is:derelict (adjective) \DAIR-uh-likt\ What does it mean? 1 : abandoned by the owner or occupant2 : failing to take proper or normal care, neglectfulHow do you use it? Today, the mayor announced plans to demolish the derelict factory and replace it with affordable housing. Are you a word wiz? Which one of these words do you think is related to "derelict"? A. relinquish B. license C. delicious D. residence Check your answer on Word Central.


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