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something that causes trouble or difficulty
a difficulty or problem that prevents you from achieving something
an object that you must remove or go around in order to move forward
something that makes a process or activity more difficult to do, deal with, or understand
anything that prevents progress or makes it difficult for someone to achieve something
something that prevents people from communicating, working together etc
something that interrupts a peaceful situation or a private event
someone or something that causes problems for an organization or politician
a problem or action that interrupts something and prevents it from continuing
an action or a situation that prevents something from developing or making progress
in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them
a red fruit from West Africa and the Caribbean that is eaten as a vegetable and grows on an ackee...
an electric skateboard
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