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diligent

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adjective
    1. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything: a diligent student
    2. done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking: a diligent search of the files
    [Webster]
  • characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort; painstaking [Taisha]

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