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difficult

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2 requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling

  • itʼs a difficult situation when two of your friends are quarreling and youʼre trying to stay out of it
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hard, difficult, arduous mean demanding great exertion or effort. hard implies the opposite of all that is easy.
    • farming is hard work
difficult implies the presence of obstacles to be surmounted or puzzles to be resolved and suggests the need of skill or courage.
    • the difficult ascent of the mountain
arduous stresses the need of laborious and persevering exertion.
    • the arduous task of rebuilding


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