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

  Gritty \Grit"ty\ (-t[y^]), a.
     1. Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by
        grit; full of hard particles.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Spirited; resolute; unyielding. [Colloq., U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in
             texture or consistency; "granular sugar"; "the
             photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy
             residue" [syn: farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy,
             granular, granulose, gritty, mealy]
      2: willing to face danger [syn: game, gamy, gamey,
         gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "gritty":
     abrasive, arenaceous, arenarious, arenose, brave, breccial,
     brecciated, bulldoggish, coarse, coarse-grained, courageous,
     craggy, cross-grained, crystal, crystalline, dauntless, determined,
     doughty, fearless, firm, game, gamy, grained, grainy, granular,
     granulate, granulated, gravelly, gross, gutsy, gutty, hardy,
     intrepid, lapideous, lithoid, lithoidal, mettlesome, monolithic,
     nervy, pebbled, pebbly, persistent, pertinacious, plucky,
     porphyritic, rasping, red-blooded, resolute, rock-ribbed,
     rock-strewn, rock-studded, rocklike, rocky, rough, sabulous, sandy,
     shingled, shingly, spirited, spiritful, spunky, stalwart, staunch,
     stonelike, stony, tenacious, tough, trachytic, unrefined,

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