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1. mod. powerful; intense. This grass is bad!
2. mod. suitable; excellent; good. I got some new silks that are really bad.
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In the pre-treatment, differences were found between the ACT group and the control group in the AAQ-II and in the Work/School Impairment subscale of the BADS. Despite the fact that the participants in the ACT group showed a higher degree of experiential avoidance and greater work/school impairment, no differences were found between the groups in the measures of emotional distress in the pre-treatment.
In analogy to the turnover of goods, the turnover of bads can be illustrated with analytical functions.
Descriptive statistics for selected D-KEFS and BADS variables, including means and standard deviations, are displayed in Table 1.
About 30 cases of BADS have been reported till date of which 15 were of fracture dislocation.
The research of Evans, Chua, McKennna, and Wilson (1997) and Krabbendam, Vugt, Derix, and Jolles (1999) showed that BADS is an essential contributor in the identification of executive deficits in people diagnosed with schizophrenia, especially in those with their general intellectual capability intact.
The Environmental Audit Committee said it had taken the Government seven months to respond to its report calling for definition of environmental taxes, set out what they were meant to achieve and plans to shift taxation from "goods" such as jobs and incomes to "bads" including pollution.
We tax the bads (that is, pollution) and not the goods (that is, income).
"It is a huge worry, we are lobbying MPs and hoping the Conservatives will think again about this, because you just cannot preserve the frontline with cuts as bads as this.
Rochelle laughs: "We call them our BADs, boyfriends and dogs, because they're like our posse."
The extension of the model followed to address desirable (good) and undesirable (bad) outputs where separable and nonseparable goods and bads in input and output items were evident.
Finally, military interventionism engenders negative externalities, or "public bads," which prove counterproductive to US security.
"People believe that environmental 'bads' are the price we must pay for economic 'goods'.
"People believe environmental 'bads' are the price we must pay for economic 'goods.' However, we cannot, and need not, continue to act as if this trade-off is inevitable," he says.
The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) has identified laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery as a safe and suitable procedure, which could be performed as a day case or 23 hour stay (Cahill 1999, BADS 2009a).
In the free-market form of capitalism, the job of the state is to "enable" capitalism's success by enforcing contracts, as well as by limiting the influence of moral "bads" (such as greed) that can lead to market failures--something that has been occurring at least since the Dutch tulip craze of 1637.