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'difficult' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'difficult'
1. not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
a difficult task
nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
difficult times
a difficult child
found himself in a difficult situation
2. requiring much effort and trouble
the mountain climb was long, steep, and difficult
3. difficult to manage or control
a difficult child
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    In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. - Click here to find out.
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    Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.