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millstone

mill·stone

millstone

 
pronunciation:
mIl ston
part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of a pair of circular stones that grind something, esp. grain, in a mill.
similar words:
abrasive, grinder, grindstone, mill
definition 2: a heavy burden; something difficult to bear.
the millstone of his many debts
synonyms:
burden, cross, load, onus, tax, weight, yoke
similar words:
charge, duty, encumbrance, freight, hardship, obligation, responsibility, strain, task, trial, trouble