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今天我们要学的词是impediment.

impediment 的意思是障碍,妨碍、阻碍某事物进展或活动的人或物。

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美国最高法院大法官托马斯 (资料图,2018年2月15日)


English-English Dictionary:

英英词典:

1.animpairment, especiallyoneaffectingspeech

2.somethingthathindersprogress

3.thereasonalegalcontractsuchasamarriagecannotbeenteredinto

4.somethingthatmakesitmoredifficultforsomeonetodosomethingormoredifficultforsomethingtohappen

5.aphysicalorpsychologicalproblemthataffectshowwellsomeonecandosomething


Example:

例句:

Justice Clarence Thomas said the “biggest impediment” in his life hadn't been bigots or racists but the “modern-day liberal” in a new documentary set to release next year. 大法官托马斯在将于明年推出的一个新的纪录片中指出,他一生中的“最大障碍”不是偏执狂或种族主义者,而是“现代自由主义者”。

Those who are against the American Electoral College usually argue that it is an impediment to the pure principle of "one man, one vote." 那些反对美国选举人制度的人通常认为,这一制度妨碍了“一人一票”的绝对原则。

There are no legal impedimentsto their appealing against the decision.

他们对这一决定提出上诉不会遇到法律障碍。

Their boycott of the talks constitutes a serious impedimentto peace negotiations.

他们联合抵制会谈的行为成了和谈的重大障碍。

The agreement is designed to remove impedimentsto trade between the two countries.

这一协定的目的是清除两国之间的贸易障碍。

The new taxes were a major impedimentto economic growth.

新设的税项是经济发展的主要障碍。