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{adj: apotropaic} having the power to prevent evil or bad luck

{adj: atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable} exceptionally bad or displeasing
"atrocious taste"
"abominable workmanship"
"an awful voice"
"dreadful manners"
"a painful performance"
"terrible handwriting"
"an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

{adj: bad, big} very intense
"a bad headache"
"in a big rage"
"had a big (or bad) shock"
"a bad earthquake"
"a bad storm"

{adj: bad, defective} not working properly
"a bad telephone connection"
"a defective appliance"

{adj: bad, forged} reproduced fraudulently
"like a bad penny..."
"a forged twenty dollar bill"

{adj: bad, immoral} characterized by wickedness or immorality
"led a very bad life"

{adj: bad, risky, high-risk, speculative} not financially safe or secure
"a bad investment"
"high risk investments"
"anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"
"speculative business enterprises"

{adj: bad, spoiled, spoilt} (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
"bad meat"
"a refrigerator full of spoilt food"

{adj: bad, tough} feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
"my throat feels bad"
"she felt bad all over"
"he was feeling tough after a restless night"

{adj: bad, uncollectible} not capable of being collected
"a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

{adj: bad, unfit, unsound} physically unsound or diseased
"has a bad back"
"a bad heart"
"bad teeth"
"an unsound limb"
"unsound teeth"

{adj: bad} below average in quality or performance
"a bad chess player"
"a bad recital"

{adj: bad} capable of harming
"bad habits"
"bad air"
"smoking is bad for you"

{adj: bad} having undesirable or negative qualities
"a bad report card"
"his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"
"a bad little boy"
"clothes in bad shape"
"a bad cut"
"bad luck"
"the news was very bad"
"the reviews were bad"
"the pay is bad"
"it was a bad light for reading"
"the movie was a bad choice"
<-> good

{adj: bad} nonstandard
"so-called bad grammar"

{adj: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing} very good
"he did a bully job"
"a neat sports car"
"had a great time at the party"
"you look simply smashing"

{adj: churlish} having a bad disposition; surly
"churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare

{adj: conflicting} on bad terms
"they were usually at odds over politics"
"conflicting opinions"

{adj: crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered} perversely irritable

{adj: crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank} conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
"a crying shame"
"an egregious lie"
"flagrant violation of human rights"
"a glaring error"
"gross ineptitude"
"gross injustice"
"rank treachery"

{adj: delinquent} persistently bad
"school for delinquent boys"

{adj: deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry} bad; unfortunate
"my finances were in a deplorable state"
"a lamentable decision"
"her clothes were in sad shape"
"a sorry state of affairs"

{adj: distressed, hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way} facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
"distressed companies need loans and technical advice"
"financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"
"we were hard put to meet the mortgage paymentng"
"it was apparent that the magazine was in trouble"
"found themselves in a bad way financially"

{adj: doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky} marked by or promising bad fortune
"their business venture was doomed from the start"
"an ill-fated business venture"
"an ill-starred romance"
"the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott

{adj: dystopian} as bad as can be; characterized by human misery
"AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global villages"- Susan Sontag
<-> utopian

{adj: evil} morally bad or wrong
"evil purposes"
"an evil influence"
"evil deeds"
<-> good

{adj: good} having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
"good news from the hospital"
"a good report card"
"when she was good she was very very good"
"a good knife is one good for cutting"
"this stump will make a good picnic table"
"a good check"
"a good joke"
"a good exterior paint"
"a good secretary"
"a good dress for the office"
<-> bad

{adj: heedless, thoughtless, unheeding} marked by or paying little heed or attention
"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
"heedless of danger"
"heedless of the child's crying"
<-> heedful

{adj: hopeless} (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform
"she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"
"he is a hopeless romantic"

{adj: horrid} exceedingly bad
"when she was bad she was horrid"

{adj: icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky} very bad
"a lousy play"
"it's a stinking world"

{adj: ill-famed, infamous, notorious} having an exceedingly bad reputation
"a notorious gangster"
"the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"

{adj: ill-mannered, bad-mannered, rude, unmannered, unmannerly} socially incorrect in behavior
"resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"

{adj: indifferent, so-so} being neither good nor bad
"an indifferent performance"
"a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"
"her work at the office is passable"
"a so-so golfer"
"feeling only so-so"
"prepared a tolerable dinner"
"a tolerable working knowledge of French"

{adj: laid up} ill and usually confined
"laid up with a bad cold"

{adj: mediocre} poor to middling in quality
"there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"

{adj: most} the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree
"made the most money he could"
"what attracts the most attention?"
"made the most of a bad deal"
<-> least

{adj: pretty} (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
"a pretty mess"
"a pretty kettle of fish"

{adj: regretful, sorry, bad} feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
"felt regretful over his vanished youth"
"regretful over mistakes she had made"
"he felt bad about breaking the vase"
<-> unregretful

{adj: regrettable, too bad} deserving regret
"regrettable remarks"
"it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"
"it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church"

{adj: severe, terrible, wicked} intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
"severe pain"
"a severe case of flu"
"a terrible cough"
"under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"
"a wicked cough"

{adj: severe} very bad in degree or extent
"a severe worldwide depression"
"the house suffered severe damage"

{adj: sheltered} protected from danger or bad weather
"a sheltered harbor"

{adj: soured} having turned bad
<-> unsoured

{adj: stressed, distressed, in a bad way} suffering severe physical strain or distress
"he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"
"the victim was in a bad way and needed immediate attention"

{adj: surly, ugly} inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
"a surly waiter"
"an ugly frame of mind"

{adj: swingeing} severe; punishingly bad
"swingeing taxation"
"swingeing damages awarded by the judge"

{adj: unsoured} not having turned bad
<-> soured

{adj: weather-bound} delayed or shut in by bad weather
"weather-bound traffic"
"irritable weather-bound children"

{adj: wicked} morally bad in principle or practice
<-> virtuous

{adj: worse} (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
"this road is worse than the first one we took"
"the road is in worse shape than it was"
"she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"
<-> better

{adj: worst} (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
"the worst player on the team"
"the worst weather of the year"
<-> best

{adv: all in all, on the whole, altogether, tout ensemble} with everything considered (and neglecting details)
"altogether, I'm sorry it happened"
"all in all, it's not so bad"

{adv: amusingly, divertingly} in an entertaining and amusing manner
"Hollywood has grown too sophisticated to turn out anything really amusingly bad these days"

{adv: badly, bad} very much; strongly
"I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"
"the cables had sagged badly"
"they were badly in need of help"
"he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"

{adv: badly, bad} with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
"the injury hurt badly"
"the buildings were badly shaken"
"it hurts bad"
"we need water bad"

{adv: cantankerously} in a bad mood
"he answered her cantankerously"

{adv: dramatically} with respect to dramatic value
"the play was dramatically interesting, but the direction was bad"

{adv: meteorologically} with respect to the weather
"meteorologically bad conditions"

{adv: pathetically} arousing scornful pity
"they had pathetically little money"
"it was pathetically bad"

{adv: pretty, jolly} used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in Britain)
"pretty big"
"pretty bad"
"jolly decent of him"

{adv: profanely} in an irreverent or profane manner
"he kept wondering profanely why everything bad happened to him"

{adv: right-down} positively
"a regular right-down bad 'un"--Charles Dickens

{adv: somberly, sombrely} in a somber manner
"`That's sure bad news,' said Dowd, somberly"

{adv: unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas} by bad luck
"unfortunately it rained all day"
"alas, I cannot stay"
<-> fortunately, luckily

{n: Bad Lands, Badlands} an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska

{n: Gresham's Law} (economics) the principle that when two kinds of money having the same denominational value are in circulation the intrinsically more valuable money will be hoarded and the money of lower intrinsic value will circulate more freely until the intrinsically more valuable money is driven out of circulation; bad money drives out good; credited to Sir Thomas Gresham

{n: LDL cholesterol} the cholesterol in low-density lipoproteins; the `bad' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to be related to various pathogenic conditions

{n: Seaman, Elizabeth Seaman, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Nellie Bly} muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)

{n: animosity, animus, bad blood} a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

{n: background, background signal} extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
"they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"

{n: bad block} (computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data

{n: bad check, bad cheque} a check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds
"issuing a bad check is a form of larceny"

{n: bad debt} a debt that is unlikely to be repaid

{n: bad egg} (old-fashioned slang) a bad person
<-> good egg

{n: bad fairy} a fairy that tends to cause harm

{n: bad guy} any person who is not on your side
<-> good guy

{n: bad luck, mischance, mishap} an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
"if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

{n: bad manners, ill-breeding} impoliteness resulting from ignorance

{n: bad person} a person who does harm to others
<-> good person

{n: bad temper, ill temper} a persisting angry mood

{n: bad weather, inclemency, inclementness} weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
<-> good weather

{n: bad, badness} that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
"take the bad with the good"
<-> good, goodness

{n: black eye} a bad reputation
"his behavior gave the whole family a black eye"

{n: blip} a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption
"the market had one bad blip today"
"you can't react to the day-to-day blips"
"renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales"

{n: blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapours} a state of depression
"he had a bad case of the blues"

{n: bull} a serious and ludicrous blunder
"he made a bad bull of the assignment"

{n: bummer} a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug

{n: case, instance, example} an occurrence of something
"it was a case of bad judgment"
"another instance occurred yesterday"
"but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

{n: circumstances} a person's financial situation (good or bad)
"he found himself in straitened circumstances"

{n: daze, shock, stupor} the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
"his mother's death left him in a daze"
"he was numb with shock"

{n: delivery, bringing} the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
"his reluctant delivery of bad news"

{n: deserts, comeuppance, comeupance} an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved

{n: doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico} a licensed medical practitioner
"I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"

{n: duplicity, double-dealing} acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

{n: dysthymia, dysthymic depression} mild chronic depression
"I thought she had just been in a bad mood for thirty years, but the doctor called it dysthymia"

{n: dystopia} a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror

{n: dystopia} state in which the condition of life is extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
<-> utopia

{n: end, destruction, death} a final state
"he came to a bad end"
"the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

{n: fatigue} (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something
"he was suffering from museum fatigue"
"after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue"
"the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue"
"political fatigue"

{n: fault} responsibility for a bad situation or event
"it was John's fault"

{n: fit, tantrum, scene, conniption} a display of bad temper
"he had a fit"
"she threw a tantrum"
"he made a scene"

{n: foul-weather gear} protective garment that is intended to keep the wearer dry and warm in bad weather

{n: good egg} (old-fashioned slang) a good person
<-> bad egg

{n: good fortune, luckiness, good luck} an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
<-> bad luck, misfortune

{n: good guy} any person who is on your side
<-> bad guy

{n: good person} a person who is good to other people
<-> bad person

{n: good weather} weather suitable for outdoor activities
<-> bad weather

{n: good, goodness} that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
"weigh the good against the bad"
"among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
<-> bad, badness

{n: gridlock} a traffic jam so bad that no movement is possible

{n: grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch} a bad-tempered person

{n: ground-controlled approach, GCA} aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar

{n: hangar queen} an airplane with a bad maintenance record

{n: hard cheese} bad luck

{n: hat, chapeau, lid} headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

{n: heave, retch} an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
"a bad case of the heaves"

{n: hobbledehoy} an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy

{n: hoodoo} something believed to bring bad luck

{n: hotbed} a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad)
"it was a hotbed of vice"

{n: idealization, idealisation} (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad

{n: influence} one having power to influence another
"she was the most important influence in my life"
"he was a bad influence on the children"

{n: irruption} a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in
"the recent irruption of bad manners"

{n: job} the performance of a piece of work
"she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"
"he gave it up as a bad job"

{n: jonah, jinx} a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him

{n: kitsch} art in pretentious bad taste

{n: knock} a bad experience
"the school of hard knocks"

{n: law of effect} (psychology) the principle that behaviors are selected by their consequences; behavior having good consequences tends to be repeated whereas behavior that leads to bad consequences is not repeated

{n: luck, fortune, chance, hazard} an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
"bad luck caused his downfall"
"we ran into each other by pure chance"

{n: misconduct} bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

{n: misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck} an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
<-> good fortune, good luck

{n: misfortune, bad luck} unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

{n: mismatch} a bad or unsuitable match

{n: mistake, error, fault} a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
"he made a bad mistake"
"she was quick to point out my errors"
"I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

{n: paperhanger} someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money

{n: pass, strait, straits} a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

{n: point} a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
"he knows my bad points as well as my good points"

{n: pycnodysostosis} a form of dwarfism accompanied by fragile bones and bad teeth

{n: radio beam, beam} a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather

{n: reaction, response} a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent
"a bad reaction to the medicine"
"his responses have slowed with age"

{n: reputation, report} the general estimation that the public has for a person
"he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"
"he was a person of bad report"

{n: scabies, itch} a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
"he has a bad case of the itch"

{n: seducer} a bad person who entices others into error or wrongdoing

{n: shocker} a shockingly bad person

{n: shrew, termagant} a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

{n: sick joke} a joke in bad taste

{n: software error, programming error} error resulting from bad code in some program involved in producing the erroneous result

{n: streak, run} an unbroken series of events
"had a streak of bad luck"
"Nicklaus had a run of birdies"

{n: strike, work stoppage} a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
"the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"

{n: taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness} delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"
"to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

{n: taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception} the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
"the candy left him with a bad taste"
"the melon had a delicious taste"

{n: temper, mood, humor, humour} a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
"whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"
"he was in a bad humor"

{n: troublemaker, trouble maker, troubler, mischief-maker, bad hat} someone who deliberately stirs up trouble

{n: unfitness, softness, poor shape, bad condition} poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
<-> fitness

{n: unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity} the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
<-> wholesomeness

{n: vibe, vibration} a distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively
"it gave me a nostalgic vibe"
"that man gives off bad vibes"

{n: vibration} a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively
"that place gave me bad vibrations"

{n: villain, baddie} the principle bad character in a film or work of fiction

{n: while, piece, spell, patch} a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
"he was here for a little while"
"I need to rest for a piece"
"a spell of good weather"
"a patch of bad weather"

{n: write-off} the act of cancelling from an account a bad debt or a worthless asset

{v: abreact} discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

{v: act, play, act as} pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
"He acted the idiot"
"She plays deaf when the news are bad"

{v: adjust, conform, adapt} adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

{v: admonish, reprove} take to task
"He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

{v: appear, seem} seem to be true, probable, or apparent
"It seems that he is very gifted"
"It appears that the weather in California is very bad"

{v: banish} drive away
"banish bad thoughts"
"banish gloom"

{v: become, go, get} enter or assume a certain state or condition
"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"
"It must be getting more serious"
"her face went red with anger"
"She went into ecstasy"
"Get going!"

{v: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict} indicate by signs
"These signs bode bad news"

{v: call} stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
"call a football game"

{v: chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off} force to go away ; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
"Drive away potential burglars"
"drive away bad thoughts"
"dispel doubts"
"The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

{v: cleanse} purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins
"Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

{v: continue} exist over a prolonged period of time
"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

{v: cover, compensate, overcompensate} make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
"he is compensating for being a bad father"

{v: curdle} go bad or sour
"The milk curdled"

{v: curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict} wish harm upon ; invoke evil upon
"The bad witch cursed the child"
<-> bless

{v: damp} restrain or discourage
"the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"

{v: deflate, puncture} reduce or lessen the size or importance of
"The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"

{v: delay, detain, hold up} cause to be slowed down or delayed
"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"
"she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
<-> rush

{v: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise} lower someone's spirits ; make downhearted
"These news depressed her"
"The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
<-> elate

{v: disapprove} consider bad or wrong
<-> approve

{v: disgruntle} put into a bad mood or into bad humour
"The employees were disgruntled by their bad working conditions"

{v: exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out} prevent from being included or considered or accepted
"The bad results were excluded from the report"
"Leave off the top piece"
<-> include

{v: extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out} draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort ; also used in an abstract sense
"pull weeds"
"extract a bad tooth"
"take out a splinter"
"extract information from the telegram"

{v: fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down} stop operating or functioning
"The engine finally went"
"The car died on the road"
"The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"
"The coffee maker broke"
"The engine failed on the way to town"
"her eyesight went after the accident"

{v: fall from grace} revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior
"The children fell from grace when they asked for several helpings of dessert"

{v: fulminate, rail} criticize severely
"He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"
"She railed against the bad social policies"

{v: get the goods} discover some bad or hidden information about
"She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail"

{v: hamper, halter, cramp, strangle} prevent the progress or free movement of
"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"
"the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

{v: have it coming} deserve (either good or bad)
"It's too bad he got fired, but he sure had it coming"

{v: hit, strike} affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
"We were hit by really bad weather"
"He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager"
"The earthquake struck at midnight"

{v: kite} get credit or money by using a bad check
"The businessman kited millions of dollars"

{v: last, endure} persist or be long ; in time
"The bad weather lasted for three days"

{v: lead off, lead astray} teach immoral behavior to
"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"

{v: lose, turn a loss} fail to make money in a business ; make a loss or fail to profit
"I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"
"The company turned a loss after the first year"
<-> profit

{v: misadvise, misguide} give bad advice to

{v: misally} make a bad alliance ; ally inappropriately
"The two countries are misallied"

{v: overreact} show an exaggerated response to something
"Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"

{v: prefigure} imagine or consider beforehand
"It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"

{v: pursue, follow} follow in or as if in pursuit
"The police car pursued the suspected attacker"
"Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

{v: relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back} go back to bad behavior
"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

{v: rest} give a rest to
"He rested his bad leg"
"Rest the dogs for a moment"

{v: rusticate} send to the country
"He was rusticated for his bad bahavior"

{v: shake} undermine or cause to waver
"my faith has been shaken"
"The bad news shook her hopes"

{v: smell} smell bad
"He rarely washes, and he smells"

{v: spoil, go bad} become unfit for consumption or use
"the meat must be eaten before it spoils"

{v: stay, remain, rest} stay the same ; remain in a certain state
"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
"rest assured"
"stay alone"
"He remained unmoved by her tears"
"The bad weather continued for another week"
<-> change

{v: stink up, smell up, stink out} cause to smell bad ; fill with a bad smell

{v: stink} be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
"This term paper stinks!"

{v: take away, detract} take away a part from ; diminish
"His bad manners detract from his good character"

{v: think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess} expect, believe, or suppose
"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"
"I thought to find her in a bad state"
"he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"
"I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

{v: weatherproof} make resistant to bad weather

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