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::: callus - area of thick hard skin
::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
::: remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: throes - violent anguish
::: monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
::: swill - drink greedily
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
::: plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song