Monday, October 13, 2008

Word of the Week #6

Ryan Kunis
M/W 12:00pm
Word #6

Word: Arduous

Article - Restoring water supply 'arduous task'
by Guan Xiaofeng (China Daily)

"Authorities are facing an arduous task to restore water supplies to areas hit by last Monday's earthquake, an official has said."

Definition: (Adjective)
1. Requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult; an arduous undertaking.
2. Requiring or using much energy and vigor; strenuous: making an arduous effort.
3. Hard to climb; an arduous path up the hill.
4. Hard to endure; full of hardships; severe: an arduous winter.

Ryan knew what he was getting into when he signed up for too many classes, but he never realized just how arduous the semester would be.

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