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

  Ponderous \Pon"der*ous\, a. [L. ponderosus, from pondus, -eris,
     a weight: cf. F. pond['e]reux. See Ponder.]
     1. Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous
        load; the ponderous elephant.
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              The sepulcher . . .
              Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws. --Shak.
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     2. Important; momentous; forcible. "Your more ponderous and
        settled project." --Shak.
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     3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous
        style; a ponderous joke.
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     Ponderous spar (Min.), heavy spar, or barytes. See
        Barite.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ponderous
      adj 1: slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of
             tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot";
             "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn" [syn:
             heavy, lumbering, ponderous]
      2: having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous
         stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"
      3: labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "ponderous":
     Latinate, all thumbs, arid, awkward, barren, big, blah, blank,
     bloodless, blunderheaded, blundering, bombastic, boorish, boring,
     bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, characterless,
     clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cold, colorless, contrary,
     cramped, crosswise, cumbersome, cumbrous, dead, dismal, draggy,
     drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete,
     elephantine, empty, etiolated, fade, fat, fingers all thumbs, flat,
     forced, formal, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless,
     grandiloquent, guinde, halting, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy,
     heavy-handed, heavyweight, hefty, ho-hum, hollow, huge, hulking,
     hulky, impractical, inane, inconvenient, inelegant, inexcitable,
     inflated, inkhorn, insipid, jejune, labored, laborious, large,
     leaden, left-hand, left-handed, lifeless, long-winded, loutish,
     low-spirited, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, lumpy, maladroit,
     massive, massy, oafish, overdone, overweight, pale, pallid,
     pedestrian, perverse, plodding, pointless, poky, pompous, prolix,
     sesquipedalian, sloppy, slow, solemn, spiritless, sterile, stiff,
     stilted, stodgy, stuffy, superficial, tasteless, tedious, tiresome,
     turgid, uncouth, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unlively,
     unmanageable, unwieldy, vapid, verbose, weighty, windy, wooden,
     wordy
  
  

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