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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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Because M is retaining the income from the practice, it would be an economic hardship to require A to pay tax on $141,000 that he had no access to, instead of the $42,000 he reported.
A follow-up question asked those who said gas prices have caused a hardship to indicate whether such hardship was moderate or severe.
Donations to the Victorian Nurses Welfare & Hardship Fund' can be made online at www.
Council leader David Smith said: "The package will see householders whose homes were flooded internally receiving a grant, a hardship fund being set up to help people who have suffered particular financial hardship as a result of the flood, and a furniture recycling project being extended to help local families.
The first condition requires, most importantly, that the practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship complained of is caused by unique physical circumstances.
Medicaid waiver forms and hardship waiver consents should be prepared and included in the admission packet.
Therefore, you probably do have an obligation to determine if you can take him off the Saturday schedule without creating an undue hardship to yourself and the company.
The justices recognize that undue hardship could militate against a retroactive order being made as of the date of the change of circumstances.
Flintshire Magistrates' Court said it would lead to a loss of employment, which would also cause hardship for her three teenage children.
First, because material hardship data refer to households (see discussion below), the poverty thresholds refer to household income rather than family income.
However, hardship requests cannot be based on problems that existed before activation, such as an individual being unemployed.
This year's conference debated a remit calling on the board of directors to build the hardship fund up to $1.