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Word: onus

Definition: burden; responsibility


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::: variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
::: optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
::: hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
::: anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
::: irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
::: impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
::: comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)