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negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
truism - self-evident truth
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect