Because the enormity of the chairman’s tasks would overwhelm a single person, the committee’s activities have traditionally been directed by co-chairmen.
Enormity means monstrous wickedness. For example:
Is it the enormity of his crimes or the fact that his identity remains a mystery that makes Jack the Ripper so intriguing?
In the “committee” sentence above, it’s unclear whether the chairman’s tasks are numerous, monumental, or both. However, from the context, they are most likely not monstrously wicked.
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