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(v) burden Origin: Fr. en- + combre, a dam, barrier => 'to block up' ? 'to put difficulties in the path' The child was encumbered by a heavy school bag. The young man was encumbered by the responsibility of looking after his old parents, his two unmarried sisters, his alcoholic brother, his sister-in-law and their two children. His meager salary was barely enough to make the two ends meet. Something that is burdensome can also be called cumbersome or cumbrous.

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