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 for hardihood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hardihood \Har"di*hood\ (h[aum]r"d[i^]*h[oo^]d), n. [Hardy +
     Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind;
     bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence.
     [1913 Webster]
           A bound of graceful hardihood.           --Wordsworth.
     [1913 Webster]
           It is the society of numbers which gives hardihood to
           iniquity.                                --Buckminster.
     Syn: Intrepidity; courage; pluck; resolution; stoutness;
          audacity; effrontery; impudence.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve
           risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness";
           "the plan required great hardiness of heart" [syn:
           boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood] [ant:
           timidity, timorousness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "hardihood":
     assurance, audacity, birr, boldness, brashness, brazenness,
     cockiness, disrespect, fortitude, go, grit, guts, hardiness,
     impertinence, impudence, intrepidity, moxie, nerve, pep, pluck,
     potency, sand, tuck, vigor

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