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  1. challengingadjective


  2. challengingadjective


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  1. ambitious, challengingadjective

    requiring full use of your abilities or resources

    "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake"

    intriguing, ambitious, thought-provoking

    unprovoking, easy, unprovocative, unstimulating, unexciting

  2. challenging, thought-provokingadjective

    stimulating interest or thought

    "a challenging hypothesis"; "a thought-provoking book"

    intriguing, ambitious, thought-provoking

    unstimulating, unexciting, easy, unprovoking, unprovocative

  3. challenging, intriguingadjective

    disturbingly provocative

    "an intriguing smile"

    intriguing, ambitious, thought-provoking

    unprovocative, unexciting, unstimulating, unprovoking, easy

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  1. Mary Fallin:

    It’s the worst I’ve seen, it's been a very challenging week for all of our emergency responders and state offices because there are just so many counties that we have to cover. But we will get through this.

  2. John Baur:

    There will be a lot of supply coming out of Argentina, and that is where it gets challenging for investors to digest the supply, the flip side is that they are starting from very low levels of debt and there is a lot of room for the government to expand the amount of debt. That is one of the reasons I would look at (the bond issue).

  3. Bina Melamed:

    I like challenging and controversial stories, sometimes they are fake and sometimes they are not.

  4. Brian Steel:

    The leaders of the free world should be able to truthfully answer substantive, challenging questions.

  5. Briton Murray:

    For years... I competed against them, although I haven't won every time. I've lost more than I've won but I always went out onto court feeling I could win, i don't know if I'd enjoy going out on court against them knowing I'm going to lose or feeling like I had no chance. That would probably be psychologically challenging... I need to be patient and not expect too much too soon.

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