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Word: encumber

Definition: burden; N. encumbrance


Sentences Containing 'encumber'

I do not then see why, without real necessity, I should encumber my life with a perpetual companion.
We do not anticipate that this assistance will unduly prolong or otherwise encumber the hearing.
While it is not the goal of release engineering to encumber software development with a process overlay, it is often seen as a sign of organizational and developmental maturity.

More Vocab Words

::: cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
::: annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
::: creep - move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
::: transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
::: cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
::: infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision