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Noun
An impediment or burden
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“There is one school I know about where it was clear children were there because their parents found them an encumbrance to their normal business lives.”
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Something that encumbers
“She considered the past an irrelevant encumbrance.”
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A person or thing whose presence or behaviour is likely to put one at a disadvantage
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The act of sabotaging something
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A (typically heavy) load
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A thing that is imposed, in particular an unfair or unwelcome demand or burden
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A significantly difficult task or experience
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Claim on property
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A state of physical or mental weakness
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A device or enclosure designed to catch and retain animals, typically by allowing entry but not exit or by catching hold of a part of the body
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A state in which everything is out of order
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A sum of money that is owed or due
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Used to refer to something regarded as oppressive or restrictive
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A thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation
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The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
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