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drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
bilk - swindle; cheat
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
assail - assault
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
frisk - move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful