What is the opposite of embellish?

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Opposite of to make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
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Opposite of to describe or express in too exaggerated terms
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Opposite of to make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
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Opposite of to exaggerate, use hyperbole
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Opposite of serving as a finishing touch to
“You certainly know how to spoil a good thing with your weird sense of visual style.”
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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 illustrate with pictures
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Opposite of to show to advantage
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Opposite of to elaborate on a point, statement or argument
“I'm going to try to summarize in a few paragraphs the qualities that make up a good player.”
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Opposite of make a performance of
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Opposite of to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Opposite of to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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Opposite of to regard something as special or ideal, especially unjustifiably
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Opposite of to ornament, usually through the placement or embedding of jewelry
“We would remove the gemstones from the tiara, replace them with our fakes then sew them into the ceremonial flag.”
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