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impede
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition create difficulty so as to slow or prevent (something)
  • Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (14% in)

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