I noun annoyance, arrest, barrier, blockade, bother, check, complication, constriction, detention, deterrent, detriment, difficulty, disadvantage, discouragement, drawback, embargo, encumbrance, hamper, handicap, holdback, impediment, impedimentum, inconvenience, inexpedience, inhibition, interference, interposition, interruption, obstacle, obstruction, preclusion, problem, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, setback, shackle, striction II index admonition, bar (obstruction), barrier, burden, censorship, check (bar), complication, constraint (restriction), damper (stopper), deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, disincentive, disturbance, encumbrance, estoppel, fetter, filibuster, frustration, handicap, impediment, imposition (excessive burden), interruption, liability, nuisance, obstacle, obstruction, onus (burden), pressure, prohibition, resistance, restraint, stay, trouble

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