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

  Soreness \Sore"ness\, n.
     The quality or state of being sore; tenderness; painfull; as,
     the soreness of a wound; the soreness of an affliction.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched); "the
           best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle
           into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a
           cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on" [syn:
           tenderness, soreness, rawness]
      2: an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress
         [syn: discomfort, soreness, irritation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "soreness":
     a transient madness, acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness,
     acrimony, algesia, allergy, anaphylaxis, anger, angriness,
     animosity, animus, asperity, bad blood, bile, bitter feeling,
     bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity,
     choler, considerateness, delicacy, empathy, enragement,
     exquisiteness, festering, feud, fineness, gall, gnashing of teeth,
     grapes of wrath, hard feelings, heartburning, heat, hyperesthesia,
     hyperpathia, hypersensitivity, identification, ill blood,
     ill feeling, ill will, inflammation, infuriation, irateness, ire,
     irritability, irritation, mad, nervousness, oversensibility,
     oversensitiveness, overtenderness, passibility, perceptiveness,
     perceptivity, photophobia, prickliness, rancor, rankling,
     responsiveness, saeva indignatio, sensitiveness, sensitivity,
     sensitization, slow burn, sore, sore spot, sourness, spleen,
     supersensitivity, sympathy, tact, tactfulness, tenderness,
     tetchiness, thin skin, ticklishness, touchiness, vendetta, venom,
     vials of wrath, virulence, vitriol, wrath, wrathfulness

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