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 for nescience
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nescience \Nes"cience\, n. [L. nescientia, fr. nesciens, p. pr.
     of nescire not to know; ne not + scire to know.]
     Want of knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism.
     [1913 Webster]
           God fetched it about for me, in that absence and
           nescience of mine.                       --Bp. Hall.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs) [syn:
           ignorantness, nescience, unknowing, unknowingness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "nescience":
     agnosticism, blankmindedness, callowness, empty-headedness,
     greenhornism, greenness, hiatus of learning, ignorance,
     ignorantism, ignorantness, inanity, inexperience, innocence,
     know-nothingism, knowledge-gap, lack of information, obscurantism,
     rawness, simpleness, simplicity, tabula rasa, unacquaintance,
     unacquaintedness, unawareness, unfamiliarity, unintelligence,
     unknowing, unknowingness, unripeness, vacuity, vacuousness

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