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bad

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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Soon, director Jake Kasdan is losing the central thrust, and the increasingly incoherent script has precious little to say about the curse of bad teachers in general.
Inspect bad bolts for abnormal wear or deformation in the forward area of the slot that contacts the breech lock during firing.
In contrast, by mechanically adjusting book income for the $2 million increase in the allowance for bad debts account, ABC could not claim any portion of the $800,000 deduction until a write-off entry is recorded for financial accounting purposes.
Research from the medical field indicates that the communication of bad news by a physician to a patient is difficult and stressful for both parties.
The bad news is they had to spend the GNP of Estonia to do it.
So you must frame the hire so that unmet expectations by either side will lead to a cancellation with no bad feelings.
One bad actor who garners enough bad reviews to make regional or even national headlines (think about large tire fires) can cause harm to a much wider community of recyclers.
As related by the Bismarck Tribune, "Barefoot and wearing only pajama bottoms, Sell jumped a fence and chased Bad Brave across apartment complex parking lots." When it looked like the intruder might escape, Sell cocked the handgun and told him to 'stop or I'll shoot.'" Bad Brave stopped, but then attempted to punch his pursuer.
Perhaps the most effective protection from bad faith is a well-trained and knowledgeable claims handling staff.
The students who steal my waves and bring the need for more Wal-Marts are bad.
Her hypothesis stated that both males and females would feel embarrassed or depressed when asked to remember a bad hair day, but she proposed that females would be more affected than males.
A lender generally can claim an ordinary tax loss for a bad debt arising from a loan made in connection with the lender's business.
I fear "Bad Girls" at the New Museum and its companion show at the Wight Art Gallery at UCLA are more than a bad exhibition concept, and that the appearance of another show of the same name at the Institute for Contemporary Art in London last fall is more than coincidence.
A major exception to this rule is that a broker will be entitled to commissions if he is not the procuring cause because of the bad faith termination of his employment.