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: onerous, wearing
a taxing operatic role
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arduous, burdensome, challenging, demanding, exacting, grueling (or gruelling), killing, laborious, onerous, persnickety, toilsome
light, nondemanding, unchallenging, undemanding
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1841, in the meaning defined above
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tax in kind
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: requiring a lot of effort, energy, etc.
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obstinately defiant of authority
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