VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. penitent, retribution, abscond, repose, agnostic, exodus, scourge, circumspect. Sergeant Neil Newman, one of six mine removal experts in Southeast Asia, makes sure that he is _____ about every aspect of his job. ''There is _____ for mistakes in this line of work, no doubt," warns Newman. "If you take a little mental _____ while you're on the job, and overlook a tripwire, for example, then you'll be lucky to _____ with your life. You can't outrun high explosives. You won't have the chance to be _____ about your error." The uncharted minefields that Neil faces have been a[n] _____ on war-torn nations for decades, and experts estimate that it will take people like Neil hundreds of years to find and neutralize the millions of underground threats.