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adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
drudge - do drudgery; N: person who drudges
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
cascade - small waterfall
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect