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impediment
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
something that interferes with action or progress
  • One of the trial batch of kids had manifested a tendency to sprout long whiskers and scramble up the curtains; a couple of the others had vocal-expression impediments; one of them had been limited to nouns, verbs, and roaring.
    p. 156.9

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