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1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

[härd]
(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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For the purpose of data presentation, the responses of "make it harder" and "make it a little harder" were combined into a "made it harder to monitor" group.
You take a stock car guy to the (Indianapolis) 500, say, which one is harder to win?
When asked how her dancing was affected, she says, "It made it harder to retain choreography, and a lot harder to focus.
It's getting harder and harder to differentiate and distinguish yourself online," says Allan German, director of Brandspa, a marketing and branding consultant firm in Montclair, New Jersey, and author of Briefs for Better Brands: Tips, Parables and Insights for Market Leaders (Brandspa Books, $23.
Working harder for Don meant expanding beyond trash hauling into the recycling businesses.
He talks about how housing doesn't lend itself to being a bubble because it's harder to trade houses and you have to live in a home," observed Kathleen Bostancic, a senior economist at Merrill Lynch.
It will be harder than when we were only fighting with McLaren," he said.
For businesses policyholders, claims experience has been good the past couple of years, with frequency down but severity up slightly, Harder said.
He fights the change as much as he can, but finds it harder and harder to resist the blood lust.
But as airlines installed metal detectors and better airport security during the 1970s, hijackings became harder to pull off: There were 72 in 1969, but only seven in 1998.
He's had to work harder this year in terms of preparing himself.
Generally speaking, when you think about material removal, you're probably thinking about cutting a softer material by applying a harder material to its surface.