fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication

(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)


The literal and actual meaning of difficult is "not easy".

difficulty (noun), difficulties
1. Something which is not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved.
2. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs; especially, of financial affairs.
3. A laborious effort or struggle; trouble: "She had difficulty walking into the classroom where she completed the exam with difficulty."
4. A disagreement or dispute about an issue.
5. Having a reluctance, objection, or unwillingness to do something.
dignifiedly (adverb), more dignifiedly, most dignifiedly
Related to existing without agitation or stress and a little formal or serious: "Roy's secretary has a friendly but dignified manner."

"The hotel lobby where the couple stayed had a dignified environment which was also comfortable."

dignify (verb), dignifies; dignified; dignifying
1. To cause a situation to have a more serious and important quality: "Martin's wife was convinced that wearing formal clothing would help to dignify the special occasion."
2. To treat something or a person with respect or seriousness which is not deserved: "The politician said he would not dignify his opponent's slanderous remarks by responding to them."
discomfit (verb), discomfits; discomfited; discomfiting
To make someone confused or upset: The administer was discomfited by the decrease in sales of his company's products.
To frustrate and to confuse.
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discomfiture (s) (noun), discomfitures (pl)
A feeling of disappointment, frustration, and embarrassment: Mark noticed the discomfiture of his wife being in the company of his loud and boisterous colleagues.
A feeling of defeat in achieving one's objectives.
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1. To spoil, deform, or mar the appearance of someone or something.
2. To cause a permanent change in a person's body, particularly by leaving visible scars which affect a person's appearance.