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  • 41benign neglect — Neglect Neg*lect , n. [L. neglectus. See {Neglect}, v.] 1. Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of… …

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  • 42Carelessness — Care less*ness, n. The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligence; inattention. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 43-ces — Inadvertence In ad*vert ence; pl. { ces}, Inadvertency In ad*vert en*cy; pl. { cies}, n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes… …

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  • 44-cies — Inadvertence In ad*vert ence; pl. { ces}, Inadvertency In ad*vert en*cy; pl. { cies}, n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes… …

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  • 45Inadvertence — In ad*vert ence; pl. { ces}, Inadvertency In ad*vert en*cy; pl. { cies}, n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from… …

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  • 46Inadvertency — Inadvertence In ad*vert ence; pl. { ces}, Inadvertency In ad*vert en*cy; pl. { cies}, n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes… …

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  • 47Insouciance — In sou ciance , n. [F.] Carelessness; heedlessness; thoughtlessness; unconcern. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 48Neglect — Neg*lect , n. [L. neglectus. See {Neglect}, v.] 1. Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of business,… …

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  • 49Rashness — Rash ness, n. The quality or state of being rash. [1913 Webster] We offend . . . by rashness, which is an affirming or denying, before we have sufficiently informed ourselves. South. [1913 Webster] Syn: Temerity; foolhardiness; precipitancy;… …

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  • 50Securities — Security Se*cu ri*ty, n.; pl. {Securities}. [L. securitas: cf. F. s[ e]curit[ e]. See {Secure}, and cf. {Surety}.] 1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Specifically: (a) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence… …

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  • 51Security — Se*cu ri*ty, n.; pl. {Securities}. [L. securitas: cf. F. s[ e]curit[ e]. See {Secure}, and cf. {Surety}.] 1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Specifically: (a) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power… …

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  • 52Stupor — Stu por, n. [L., from stupere to be struck senseless.] 1. Great diminution or suspension of sensibility; suppression of sense or feeling; lethargy. [1913 Webster] 2. Intellectual insensibility; moral stupidity; heedlessness or inattention to one… …

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  • 53Temerity — Te*mer i*ty, n. [L. temeritas, from temere by chance, rashly; perhaps akin to Skr. tamas darkness: cf. F. t[ e]m[ e]rit[ e].] Unreasonable contempt of danger; extreme venturesomeness; rashness; as, the temerity of a commander in war. [1913… …

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  • 54Unwariness — Un*wa ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being unwary; carelessness; heedlessness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 55adventurous — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. disposed to seek adventure or to cope with the new and unknown < an adventurous explorer > b. innovative < an adventurous artistic style > 2. characterized by unknown dangers and risks < …

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  • 56heedless — adjective Date: 1565 not taking heed ; inconsiderate, thoughtless < heedless follies of unbridled youth John DeBruyn > • heedlessly adverb • heedlessness noun …

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  • 57incaution — noun Date: circa 1720 lack of caution ; heedlessness …

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  • 58inobservance — noun Etymology: French & Latin; French, from Latin inobservantia, from in + observantia observance Date: 1611 1. lack of attention ; heedlessness 2. failure to fulfill ; nonobservance • inobservant adjective …

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  • 59lightness — I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. the quality or state of being illuminated ; illumination 2. the attribute of object colors by which the object appears to reflect or transmit more or less of the incident light compare brightness 2, hue 2c,&#8230; …

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  • 60Meditation — This article is about the mental discipline. For the form of alternative dispute resolution, see Mediation. For other uses, see Meditation (disambiguation). A statue of the Buddha meditating, Borim Temple, Korea Meditation refers to any form of a …

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