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impediment

(ĭm-pĕd′ə-mənt)
n.
1.
a. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
b. Law Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
2. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.

im·ped′i·men′tal (-mĕn′tl), im·ped′i·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē) adj.
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Now Ianto, who is studying music at Yale College in Wrexham, is urging others with speech impediments to beat their demons.
In it, she equates homosexuality with speech impediments, blindness, and other physical disabilities, which she cites as reasons for excluding candidates from a leadership role in the church.
I haven't discovered the cure to speech impediments, nor have I found a magic formula for success.
When he speaks, which is rarely, the weird strangled cockney of Dyer's speech impediment is not attempted.
He also coached an employee with a severe speech impediment to make that person an effective member of the team.
Judge Gillian Matthews QC said the attack on John Dufton - which left him with a speech impediment - was "truly horrific".
The film tells the story of how the Queen's father, King George VI - played by Firth - overcomes a speech impediment to rally the nation in its darkest hour.
The panel concluded she had told a child with a speech impediment caused by tight-jaw to "speak properly" and aggressively manhandled a four-year-old boy after he went to pick up a spoon.
The next morning The Sun carried a front page headline 'Bwing On The Euwos' mocking Hodgson's speech impediment.
One national newspaper used its front page to belittle him by mocking his speech impediment with its 'Bwing on the Euwos' headline.
But a tabloid attempt to poke fun at the speech impediment of the new England manager has been met with a storm of protest - after it was accused of being disrespectful to Roy Hodgson for a headline parodying his speech impediment.
That was immediately apparent four years ago when he first spoke to his team and the players found out their new coach had a serious speech impediment.

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