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hard

adjective Indurated; firm.
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SCHOOL SCOPE You might have to work extra hard at your studies and may even have a hard time conjuring up that kind of energy.
The worst part of doing a 'zine is calling people up to either do an interview or go shoot a photo--I'm kind of shy, I guess--and I always have a hard time keeping up with my "deadlines;" my 'zine always comes out at least a month later than I plan.
Your Grandfather, though, he had a hard time getting a job after he got back.