Word of the Day – June 5 – Encumber

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    Verb: Encumber  (in-KUM-ber)

    Definition:

    1. Weigh down: burden.

    2. To impede or hamper the function or activity of: hinder.

    3. To burden with a legal claim, as a mortage.

    Sample sentence: Lack of funding is sure to encumber the progress of the new community building’s construction.

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