Diligence- my word for 2017!
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Sense evolved from "love" through "attentiveness" to "carefulness" to "steady effort.
careful and persistent work or effort.
synonyms: conscientiousness, assiduousness, assiduity, hard work, application, concentration, effort, care, industriousness, rigor, meticulousness, thoroughness; More
perseverance, persistence, tenacity, dedication, commitment, tirelessness, indefatigability, doggedness
"they set about their tasks with diligence"
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