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An example use of obstacle in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… for every challenge and obstacle that …”
Obstacle is something that prevents or hinders progress or achievement.
the word obstacle occurs in english on average 5.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that obstacle can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;