Part of speech:
The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry.
Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
The condition or quality of being difficult:
A person who doesn't fit in with the main scheme of things; an interloper; someone you need to placate.
An obligation or liability to pay or render something to someone else:
A source or cause of being embarrassed:
Something that is perplexed, or complicated
A system of such measures, such as avoirdupois weight or troy weight.
(Slang) A period of time served, as of military service, imprisonment, etc.
Anything that prevents; esp., anything that prevents disease; prophylactic
(--- Football) The legal blocking of opposing players in order to clear the way for the ball carrier; also, the player or players who do such blocking
A weight or mass that is supported:
The burden of proof:
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