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weak

(wēk) [Old Norse veikr, flexible]
1. Lacking physical strength or vigor; infirm, esp. as compared with what would be the normal or usual for that individual.
2. Dilute, as in a weak solution, or weak tea.
3. Biologically or chemically active; said, e.g., of acids, bases, electrolytes, muscles, or toxins.
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With 10 times leverage, retail investors can realize at least 50 percent annualized returns, assuming the exchange rate remains stable or the yen weakens.
There are some who call for the currency to weaken to 150 yen,'' the lawmaker said.
Labor knew it couldn't win the fairness argument, so it tried cacophony and argued that multi-national corporations and out-of-state billionaires backed it and that it would weaken patient rights with HMOs, export American jobs, and privatize education.
The Franciscan missionary said that there are politicians who want to weaken the Church.
As the yen weakens, Japanese exports (representing 70 percent of the region's gross domestic product) become relatively cheaper in overseas markets compared to the goods of other Asian countries - a situation which becomes particularly difficult for those East Asian countries attempting to export their way out of their financial crisis.
The rationale is to weaken the ability of the virus to replicate just enough so that it won't cause AIDS but sufficient enough to provide protection," she says.
In foreign exchange markets, the dollar tended to weaken in reaction to the easing of U.
An ardent segregationist who used his committee to hold up or weaken civil rights legislation, Smith, at the very least, deserves a place next to Bull Connor and the "old' George Wallace in the demonology of the civil rights movement.
The shekel dropped the most in almost three months after the Bank of Israel bought US dollars for the third time in a week in a bid to weaken the currency.
What Sharon is seeking to do, according to the prime minister himself, is to humiliate and weaken Arafat and the larger Palestinian community to a point of total and utter desperation.