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difficulty

  

      n   pl   , -ties  
1    the state or quality of being difficult  
2    a task, problem, etc., that is hard to deal with  
3    often pl   a troublesome or embarrassing situation, esp. a financial one  
4    a dispute or disagreement  
5    often pl   an objection or obstacle  
he always makes difficulties     
6    a trouble or source of trouble; worry  
7    lack of ease; awkwardness  
he could run only with difficulty     
     (C14: from Latin difficultas, from difficilis difficult, from dis- not + facilis easy, facile)  
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difficulty

  
1    arduousness, awkwardness, hardship, laboriousness, labour, pain, painfulness, strain, strenuousness, tribulation  
2    deep water, dilemma, distress, embarrassment, fix     (informal)   hot water     (informal)   jam     (informal)   mess, perplexity, pickle     (informal)   plight, predicament, quandary, spot     (informal)   straits, tight spot, trial, trouble  
3      (often plural)    complication, hassle     (informal)   hazard, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, objection, obstacle, opposition, pitfall, problem, protest, snag, stumbling block  

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n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
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