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challenge

noun [C/U] (DIFFICULT JOB)   /ˈtʃæl·əndʒ/
something needing great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully, or the situation of facing this kind of effort: [C] It’s a challenge being in a marriage when both partners have high-pressure jobs. [C] No matter how long you write, poetry remains a challenge. [C] Germany faces broad challenges in the coming years. challenging    /ˈtʃæl·ən·dʒɪŋ/ adjective For a reporter, covering the White House is a challenging assignment.
(Definition of challenge noun (DIFFICULT JOB) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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