What is the opposite of respite?

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Noun
Opposite of a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
Noun
Opposite of a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of resting
“The pain was so severe that I was not able to engage in any activity for a while.”
Noun
Opposite of a short pause in work or during an activity or event
“The resumption of work will begin half an hour from now.”
Noun
Opposite of easing of intensity of the symptoms of a disease
Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Noun
Opposite of an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one involving travel
Noun
Opposite of the state of being calm and composed
Noun
Opposite of something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
“Ann's husband was never willing to confront the moment when seriousness should hold sway.”
Noun
Opposite of a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity
Noun
Opposite of an interruption or interval
“To maintain the continuity of the record it is necessary that the cycled radiometers have the same spectral responsivities.”
Noun
Opposite of a break from work
“The weekend is over, and it's now time to get back to work.”
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of freedom from interference or bother
“Excuse the intrusion, but may I ask you a few questions?”
Noun
(freedom from) Opposite of the state of being exempted from something undesirable
“Now that he was starting to make a lot of money, he began to dread his impending liability to heavy taxation.”
Noun
Opposite of relief from pain, distress or suffering
“The hot coffee caused Kramer a great deal of pain when he spilled it on himself.”
Noun
Opposite of the removal of stress or discomfort
“I always felt guilty for burdening him with my past, and he didn't need any more stress in his life.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of forgiving or being forgiven
“She deserves a much more severe punishment because that child will be suffering the effects of the mother's behaviors for its entire life.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of putting off until a later time
“An advance of the appointment was required due to complications experienced by the patient.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
“The doctor misdiagnosed his injury due to medical negligence.”
Verb
Opposite of relieve of blame, responsibility
Verb
Opposite of to postpone from being dealt with
“We would like to advance our meeting to discuss the critical timelines for this project!”
Verb
Opposite of to formally bring to an end (at least temporarily)
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