Part of speech:
To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.
To keep from yielding to, being affected by, or enjoying
The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
The definition of frustrate is to hinder someone's plans or efforts, or to make someone feel annoyed because you are hindering their efforts or refusing to cooperate.
Book of Common Prayer
Difficult to operate or start:
Opposed; contradictory; inconsistent.
Resembling a mule:
Characterized by impatience or an absence of calm; unsettled:
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
Stubborn is defined as being unwilling to change your opinion or stance, in spite of good reasons to.
The definition of baffle is confuse.
(Currying) To stretch on a beam, as a hide.
To indicate by beating or drumming.
To thwart or frustrate:
To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble:
(Rare) To serve as a contrast to
To hunch is defined as to bend over or crouch down.
To impede is defined as to block or temporarily keep something from going forward.
Inhibit is defined as to hold back or keep something from happening.
To stop and refuse to go forward; balk
To loft a ball
To outwit is to beat someone or defeat them because you are smarter or more clever.
To quibble is defined as to use petty, trivial expressions or arguments when discussing an issue.
To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix.
To come by chance; happen
To tremble or quaver in sound, as of the voice or a musical note.
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
To bring into contact, causing electrical interference
To go about making political speeches.
Any of the boards or planks that slope from the ridge of a roof to the eaves and serve to support the roof
(--- Nautical) A rib in a ship's frame.
To let do or happen; permit:
Something that deters:
Something that hampers a person; disadvantage; hindrance
(--- Law) Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
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