As I was watching ‘Lincoln’ , I heard the word ‘hindrance’. Do you know what this word means?
It is an important word that is considered difficulty even for native speakers.
A hindrance is a person or thing that makes a situation difficult.
- He is more of a hindrance to our organization than a facilitator. He needs to get with the program.
The act of making it difficult for someone to act or for something to be done is actually pretty common at work. Here are a few another examples:
- She’s got a strong character. At what point does this become a hindrance?
- Is my presence here a help or a hindrance? Tell me the truth.
Use this word during the week either in a meeting or in an email. Write a sentence with this word in it & jot it down on a ‘post it’. Repeat it every chance you get. I especially like sticking a note on my dashboard in the car. I repeat it going to and from work.
Using new vocabulary in context repeatedly will help you save it in your long term memory & that’s the end goal, right?