- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||that which impedes or prevents forward movement or progress; obstruction.
The obstacle in the train's path turned out to be a cow.The fence proved to be no obstacle for the deer, who easily jumped over it.The road to success is often strewn with obstacles.
- bar, barrier, hurdle, impediment, obstruction
- advantage, aid, help
- similar words:
- balk, barricade, block, blockade, check, deterrent, drawback, hindrance, roadblock, rub, snag, stop, stumbling block
||brake, challenge, complication, damp, discouragement, jump
The word obstacle
contains the following part:
sta, stat, stant, -stance
Latin and Greek
that means stand, standing, stablize