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::: callus - area of thick hard skin
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
::: thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.