What is the opposite of ameliorate?

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Opposite of to make better, or improve, something perceived to be in a negative condition
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Opposite of to recover from a bad or unhealthy position or situation
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Opposite of make changes in something in order to improve it
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Opposite of to improve with modifications
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“The performance of his computer would gradually worsen following the installation of questionable software.”
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Opposite of to improve or enhance the quality or value of
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Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
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Opposite of to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
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Opposite of to make more bearable
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Opposite of to improve in mood or disposition
“Little Ricky's spirits would dampen when his mother refused him a cookie for his bad behavior.”
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Opposite of to make liberal, free
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Opposite of to be exceptionally proficient in an activity or subject
“He had the perfect physique to be a professional athlete, which was so ironic considering his innate ability to fail at every sport he played.”
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