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

  grueling \grueling\, gruelling \gruelling\adj.
     1. characterized by toilsome effort; requiring extreme
        physical or mental effort; as, a grueling campaign.
     Syn: arduous, backbreaking, back-breaking, exhausting,
          gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious,
          punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion;
             especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up
             the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor";
             "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours
             on the project"; "set a punishing pace" [syn: arduous,
             backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy,
             laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome]

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