Wednesday, January 11, 2012

onerous

onerous [ ON-er-uh’ s, OH-ner- ] [ adjective ]
 MEANING : 1. arduous, burdensome or oppressive
2. legal obligations overshadowing advantages


USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : He found the onerous duties of being a Prime Minister too taxing and was secretly relieved when his party lost the parliamentary elections.


USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : We are talking about a standard verification package. This is not onerous; this is not unusual in terms of trying to verify activities that may have taken place.

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