What is the opposite of roots?

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Opposite of one's family or ethnic descent
Opposite of the origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality
“In those days, I never went anywhere without my trusty camera, so I even recorded it for posterity.”
Opposite of the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived
“The staff carried on as if we didn't really exist, and at the conclusion of our dining, we were snidely asked if we enjoyed our meal.”
(usually in singular) Opposite of the reason or origin of an event or set of circumstances
“In this paper, we explore the consequence of the country's civil war.”
(commonly "beginnings") Opposite of one's background or early years
“However, as he abandons his security and determines to live with authenticity as a goal, his future is promising.”
Opposite of a person's ancestors or family and social background
Opposite of a foundation or starting point for further work
“There is a branch of science that has been developed or is developing to study every species of creation.”
Opposite of plural for the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support
Opposite of plural for the basic cause, source, or origin of something
“Massive amounts of oil spilled into the ocean and damaged the wildlife and coastline as a consequence of his actions.”
Opposite of plural for the principal aspect or dimension of something
“We have concentrated only on the periphery of the problem, and perhaps even tried to eliminate some of the symptoms, but the interference problem is still there.”
Opposite of to place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
“She scraped her flat shoes across the ground to dislodge any stale mud and walked to the center of the alley.”
(root for) Opposite of to declare enthusiastic approval or support of
“If they jeer you, it means they do not like you, and I am going to look for another team.”
Opposite of to rummage or search through
“He returned to his bunk in the barracks and began to arrange his clothes in the locker at the foot of his bed.”
Opposite of to plant or sow something
“It was accompanied by a rapid temperature drop and a squally wind change that was strong enough to uproot trees and unroof about 50 houses.”
(root out) Opposite of to remove, especially by digging out
“Over the years, I've learned to plant black radish after midsummer so it will not bolt to flower before forming a root.”
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