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An example use of handful in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… uh he was such a handful to deal with i …”
A handful is a small amount of something.
the word handful occurs in english on average 22.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that handful can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;