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Noun
The reason for distress or a problem
“The company has been struggling with the problem of how to keep good workers from leaving.”
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A puzzle or a set of questions constructed to exercise the intellect
“I'm going to need more time than you are giving me to tackle this advanced mathematical problem.”
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A source of irritation
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“The neighbor's barking dog has become a real problem for me when I need to get some sleep.”
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A difficult or tangled situation
“The gear lever gave way in my hand which left me with a bit of a problem.”
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A conflict of interest or a dispute
“The rival gangs have a huge problem with each other.”
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An unpleasant situation, usually where difficult choices have to be made
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A temporary difficulty or problem
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An illness or other medical problem
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A person's concern
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An accidental mishap or misfortune
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A danger or risk
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An arithmetical problem, especially at an elementary level
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A period of turmoil in real life
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A complicated situation
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A difficult or very unpleasant person or thing
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A task assigned to students in an academic setting
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A doubt about the truth or validity of something
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A child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires
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A subject matter or general area of interest
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The act of retarding or delaying
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A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
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The interruption of a settled and peaceful condition
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A question, especially one expressing doubt or requesting information
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A state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry
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A dishonest or unprincipled man
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Lack or shortage
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A time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action
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(informal) A point or fact about something
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An addictive practice, especially one of taking drugs
Adjective
Having the characteristic of being troublesome or unruly
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“This problem child does not possess the fortitude to handle discipline.”
Adjective
Very difficult to deal with or use
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Slow to act
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Adjective
Requiring great effort or exertion
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Idiom
Series of trials
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