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diligent adj
1 quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business" [syn: persevering]
2 characterized by care and perseverence in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files" [ant: negligent]

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  1. Performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard.

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performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard

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