Sentences Containing 'onerous'
The duke embraced Sancho and told him he was heartily sorry he had given up the government so soon, but that he would see that he was provided with some other post on his estate less onerous and more profitable.
More Vocab Words::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
::: synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
::: somnambulist - sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
::: sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
::: effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort