[ groo-uh-ling, groo-ling ]
/ ˈgru ə lɪŋ, ˈgru lɪŋ /
exhausting; very tiring; arduously severe: the grueling Boston marathon.
any trying or exhausting procedure or experience.
What Does “Sophomore” Mean?Of the four tiers of high school, sophomore is the year that stands out as strange. Freshman, junior, and senior are relatively clear monikers for their associated levels, and it’s funny that in school, the place where you are most expected to know the how and why of everything, second-year students are called by a term whose roots are abstruse. Then there is the problem …
Also especially British, gru·el·ling.
Related formsgru·el·ing·ly, adverb
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