What is the opposite of excel?

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Opposite of to be superior to
“More to the point, if I made a copy of a cassette, the copy would be inferior to the original.”
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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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Opposite of to be superior to in performance or standard
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Opposite of to be superior against one's peers
“The other swimmers could not keep up with Phelps and would fall behind quickly.”
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Opposite of to be superior to
“Many pundits predicted that he might surpass the current record, but his time would subceed it by a few milliseconds.”
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Opposite of to defeat, or be better than, someone or something
“Many people openly questioned how a heavily favored team could lose to the underdog.”
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Opposite of to improve on
“You will not make it to college if your grades worsen.”
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