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

  Onerous \On"er*ous\, a. [L. onerosus, fr. onus, oneris, a load,
     burden: cf. F. on['e]reux.]
     Burdensome; oppressive. "Too onerous a solicitude." --I.
     [1913 Webster]
     Onerous cause (Scots Law), a good and legal consideration;
        -- opposed to gratuitous.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of
             preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't
             onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing
             schedule" [syn: burdensome, onerous, taxing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "onerous":
     Herculean, annoying, arduous, arduously, backbreaking, besetting,
     bothersome, burdensome, burdensomely, crushing, cumbersome,
     cumbrous, demanding, difficult, difficultly, effortful,
     encumbering, exacting, exhausting, exigent, forced, grievous,
     grinding, grueling, hampering, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought,
     hardly, harsh, heavy, heavy-handed, hefty, impedimental, impeding,
     impeditive, incumbent, irksome, killing, labored, laborious,
     laboriously, lumpish, massive, onerously, operose, oppressive,
     overburdensome, painful, plaguey, ponderous, punishing, strained,
     strenuous, superincumbent, taxing, toilsome, toilsomely, tough,
     troublesome, trying, tyrannous, unruly, unwieldy, uphill,
     vexatious, wearing, wearisome, wearying, weighty

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