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impediment

  

      n  
1    a hindrance or obstruction  
2    a physical defect, esp. one of speech, such as a stammer  
3    pl   , -ments, -menta     (Law)   an obstruction to the making of a contract, esp. a contract of marriage by reason of closeness of blood or affinity  
  impedimental, impedimentary      adj  
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impediment

  
  
bar, barrier, block, check, clog, curb, defect, difficulty, encumbrance, fly in the ointment, hazard, hindrance, millstone around one's neck, obstacle, obstruction, snag, stumbling block  
  
Antonyms     
   advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, encouragement, relief, support  

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