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difficult

adjective  us   /ˈdɪf·ɪ·kəlt, -ˌkʌlt/
not easy or simple; hard to do or to understand: It’s a difficult choice, but I’ve got to decide which job is better. Difficult also means having problems: He’s in a difficult situation and could go bankrupt. A person who is difficult is not easy to deal with: I loved him, but he could be difficult at times.
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