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negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
doggerel - poor verse
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times