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adjective difficult pronunciation in American English /ˈdɪfɪkəlt/
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    not easy to do, deal with, or understand

    Choosing the winner was a difficult task.

    The exam questions were too difficult.

    it is difficult to do something:

    It’s difficult to say what time I will get home.

    Her behavior became increasingly difficult to understand.

    difficult for:

    Talking to teenagers can be difficult for parents.

    find something difficult (to do):

    Ella finds the children very difficult to cope with.

    make it difficult to do something:

    Her age made it difficult to get another job.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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