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impede
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
create difficulty so as to slow or prevent (something)
  • The mistress of the house, meanwhile, as is usual with persons of her stiff and unmalleable cast, stood mostly aside; willing to lend her aid, yet conscious that her natural inaptitude would be likely to impede the business in hand.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (40% in)

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