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sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
noncommittal - neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train