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I'm trying to think of the word that means "a large task, almost more than is easily handled, but not unpleasant." The sentence that I am using it in is this:

I know that the number of topics and information within each topic to be covered seems to be a/an _______________ task, we will work through them as we are able.

Arduous and Herculean don't seem quite right. It's not insurmountable.

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    "Yuge", obviously.
    – Hot Licks
    Jan 28, 2017 at 17:07
  • @HotLicks damn! you're fast! youtube.com/watch?v=EEA33bAXyNM
    – NVZ
    Jan 28, 2017 at 17:07
  • I'm writing this to a 92 year old lady. Not sure she would get the gist of "yuge". Appreciate the suggestion.
    – Melinda
    Jan 28, 2017 at 17:10
  • Also, considered these? thesaurus.com/browse/herculean
    – NVZ
    Jan 28, 2017 at 17:11
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    A number of topics is not a task. Dealing with them is. Jan 28, 2017 at 17:12

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I believe you're looking for "daunting".

I know that the number of topics and information within each topic to be covered seems to be a daunting task, but we will work through them as we are able.

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Consider extensive.

I know that the number of topics and information within each topic to be covered seems to be extensive; we will work through them as we are able to.

ODO:

extensive ADJECTIVE

1.1 Large in amount or scale

‘I have a fairly extensive amount of work done on the subject, and a number of links that are worth following.’

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