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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

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(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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Oddly enough getting hard money typically is one of the easiest loans to obtain.
The new law requires third-party organizations to channel their advertising through PACs paid for only in hard money donations, and it requires 527 groups to publicly disclose their financing for large donations intended to pay for broadcasting.
Hard money limits cap annual individual contributions at $25,000.
Not only must independent expenditures be disclosed and not coordinated with candidates, as Saletan notes in his article, they also must be paid for with funds subject to federal contribution limits--so-called hard money.
In December, Reno dismissed allegations that Gore had violated campaign finance law by soliciting hard money (funds that went directly into the Clinton-Gore campaign) during phone calls he made from the White House.
Among Kelland's numerous later books are Dynasty (1929), Hard Money (1930), Jealous House (1934), Great Crooner (1933), Skin Deep (1938), Archibald the Great (1943), Stolen Goods (1950), The Key Man (1952), Murder Makes an Entrance (1955), and West of the Law (1958).
7m) in hard money and provided 500,000 shares of REG common stock in exchange for the bio-refinery, situated in DeForest, Wisconsin, and associated assets.
DelShah Capital, LLC, a real estate debt acquisition, development and management company, has formed DelShah Lending to originate short- and long-term hard money, bridge and mezzanine loans in New York City.
One of our leading priorities for the next Congress must be revision of the law to clarify that groups that have the major purpose of influencing a federal election must obey the decades-old requirement that they register as political committees with the FEC, properly disclose their activities and comply with hard money limits.