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

  Plodding \Plod"ding\, a.
     Progressing in a slow, toilsome manner; characterized by
     laborious diligence; as, a plodding peddler; a plodding
     student; a man of plodding habits. --{Plod"ding*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plod \Plod\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Plodded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Plodding.] [Gf. Gael. plod a clod, a pool; also, to strike
     or pelt with a clod or clods.]
     1. To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and
        patiently. "Plodding schoolmen." --Drayton.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (of movement) slow and laborious; "leaden steps" [syn:
             leaden, plodding]
      n 1: hard monotonous routine work [syn: drudgery, plodding,
           grind, donkeywork]
      2: the act of walking with a slow heavy gait; "I could recognize
         his plod anywhere" [syn: plodding, plod]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "plodding":
     application, arid, assiduity, assiduous, assiduousness, banausic,
     barren, blah, blank, bloodless, bulldog tenacity, characterless,
     cold, colorless, concentration, constancy, constant, continuing,
     dead, diligence, diligent, dim, dismal, dogged,
     dogged perseverance, doggedness, draggy, drearisome, dreary,
     drudging, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty,
     endurance, enduring, engrossment, etiolated, fade, faithful,
     fidelity, flat, grinding, grubbing, hardworking, heavy, ho-hum,
     hollow, humdrum, immutable, inalterable, inane, indefatigability,
     indefatigable, indomitable, industrious, industriousness, industry,
     inexcitable, insipid, insistence, insistency, insistent,
     invincible, jejune, laboring, lasting, leaden, lifeless,
     low-spirited, loyal, loyalty, monotone, monotonous, never-tiring,
     obstinacy, obstinate, pale, pallid, patience, patience of Job,
     patient, patient as Job, pedestrian, pegging, permanence,
     permanent, perseverance, perseverant, persevering, persistence,
     persistency, persistent, persisting, pertinacious,
     pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plugging, pointless, poky,
     ponderous, preoccupation, preoccupied, rapt, relentless,
     relentlessness, resolute, resolution, sedulity, sedulous,
     sedulousness, single-minded, single-mindedness,
     singleness of purpose, slaving, sleepless, slogging, slow, solemn,
     spiritless, stability, stable, stamina, staying power, steadfast,
     steadfastness, steadiness, steady, sterile, stick-to-itiveness,
     stiff, stodgy, straining, striving, struggling, stubborn,
     stubbornness, stuffy, superficial, sweating, tasteless, tedious,
     tenacious, tenaciousness, tenacity, tireless, tirelessness,
     toiling, unabating, unconquerable, undaunted, undiscouraged,
     undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching,
     unintermitting, uninterrupted, unlively, unnodding, unrelaxing,
     unrelenting, unremitting, unremittingness, unsleeping, unswerving,
     unswerving attention, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying,
     unwinking, utterly attentive, vapid, weariless, wooden, working

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