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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stren·u·ous a.  Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country.
    And spirit-stirring wine, that strenuous makes.   --Chapman.
    Strenuous, continuous labor is pain.   --I. Taylor.
 -- Stren*u*ous*ly, adv. -- Stren*u*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : extreme effortfulness [syn: arduousness]