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I remember a word that is spelled something like 'meanual' labor or work. It is supposed to mean not manual (physical) but just something which requires a lot of hard work and grinding.
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asked Jun 4, 2016 at 11:04
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Menial — M-W
adjective used to describe boring or unpleasant work that does not require special skill and usually does not pay much money
"Even the tech optimists admit that many jobs involving menial or repetitive tasks will be automated."
answered Jun 4, 2016 at 11:08
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