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Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Vocab Test: What is the meaning of "diligent"?

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin diligent-, diligens, from present participle ofdiligere to esteem, love, from di- (from dis- apart) + legere to select — more at legend
Date: 14th century

: characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort : painstaking

synonym: busy

Really? Busy is synonymous with DILIGENT? If that is the case, I am the most diligent person around these days.

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