Word of the Week: Onus

CliffsNotes September 25, 2014



Word: ONUS (n) 

Meaning: burden or responsibility

Synonyms: obligation, duty


1. The onus of caring for my little brothers fell to me when my mom left the house to run errands.

2. Dog-sitting for your neighbor can be fun but also may prove to be an onus.

3. Peter Parker’s uncle reminded him that power comes with onus.

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