GRE Word List

ONUS

burden

The meaning of the word onus is burden.

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WordMeaning
definitiveserving to provide a final solution or to end a situation
judicioushaving, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment
vilifyto utter slanderous and abusive statements against : defame
atavismrecurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination
flippantlacking proper respect or seriousness
contrivedhaving an unnatural or false appearance or quality : artificial
disburseto pay out : expend especially from a fund
imperilto bring into peril : endanger
awean emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime
historicalof, relating to, or having the character of history