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incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
gist - essence; main point; substance
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
callus - area of thick hard skin
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
abbreviate - shorten
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination