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d ra stik

  • s  forceful and extreme and rigorous
    drastic measures

  • Drastic problems demand drastic cures.
  • Usually confident businessmen and bankers have begun talking of Latin American-style hyperinflation, financial collapse, major bankruptcies, a drastic drop in the American standard .
  • In Manhattan drastic action was taken in an effort to "dry up Broadway.
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  • Report: Fish in ‘drastic decline’ at Puako, Pauoa
    A recent Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources study of reef fish at Puako and Pauoa shows a “drastic decline” in the populations of both bays, a marine biologist says. The study may focus on those two South Kohala bays, but William Walsh, a biologist with the department’s Division of Aquatic Resources, said it is consistent with data from studies in other areas along the West Hawaii ...
    June 13, 2013 - West Hawaii Today
  • Iran oilfields could spring back from Western sanctions
    By Peg Mackey LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's oilfields will be able to bounce back within months from drastic production cuts if Western sanctions are lifted although a full recovery would take over a year and require hefty investment, oil industry experts say. Once ranked No. 2 in OPEC behind Saudi Arabia, Iran's production has plunged by 1 million barrels per day to 2.6 million bpd as harsh ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • SNAP to see deep cuts this November
    Come November, drastic budget cuts proposed for the government’s only food assistance and nutrition education program, SNAP, could plunge two million American working poor and fixed-income elderly int
    June 13, 2013 - The Eloy Enterprise

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in International Herald Tribune
    Now we are in the soup and we better get ourselves out of it before the consequences get drastic,Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton told reporters.
  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    The Wall Street Journal recently reported that......Sen. McCain would pay for part of his plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare - $882 billion worth,Obama told a crowd of more than eight thousand in Roanoke, Virginia, today. "$882...
  • Hoshyar Zebari in AFP
    We have been reassured that...... he (Obama) will not take any drastic decision...... that any decision will be taken through consultations with the military commanders in the field and the Iraqi government,Zebari told reporters in Ankara...

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