Gruel

Gru"el

(?), n. [OF. gruel, F. gruau; of German origin; cf. OHG. gruzzi groats, G. grtze, As. grt. See Grout.] A light, liquid food, made by boiling meal of maize, oatmeal, or flour in water or milk; thin porridge.
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grueling

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gruelling

adj. 1. characterized by toilsome effort; requiring extreme physical or mental effort; as, a grueling campaign.
Syn. -- arduous, backbreaking, back-breaking, exhausting, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, labourious, punishing, slavish, strenuous, toilsome.
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