What is the opposite of solution?

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Opposite of a plan, or set of actions proposed or used to solve a problem
“I have a solution for your current predicament but you are not going to like it.”
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Opposite of an answer to a problem or puzzle
“He has been wracking his brain over this particular problem for hours.”
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Opposite of the solving or clarification of an unexplained circumstance
“The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of our missing car keys continues to confound us.”
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Opposite of something that provides a means of understanding or achieving something
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Opposite of a preparation containing the active ingredient of a substance in concentrated form
“Silicate of soda has long been used as a dilutant of laundry soaps.”
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Opposite of a solution to a problem or dilemma
“Whether I take the red pill or the blue pill is the dilemma I'm currently faced with.”
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Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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Opposite of the action of solving a problem or contentious matter
“In order to cope, maladaptive patterns of behavior are put in place, which contributes to the extension and prolonging of the problem and its treatment.”
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Opposite of a substance that flows freely but is of constant volume, having a consistency like that of water or oil
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Opposite of an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group
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Opposite of the produced result or effect of a particular process or event
“Like coin tosses, there may be no salient causation to be discerned in the outcomes.”
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Opposite of the process of establishing something exactly by calculation or research
“It is only when one takes a few minutes to read the five and a half pages of the interim report that one realizes there is total indecision on the matter.”
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Opposite of a thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives
“When Hobson's choice is placed before one, deliberation is of no great use.”
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Opposite of a substance that is made or prepared, typically from various ingredients
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Opposite of particularly, the clearing or fining of liquid substances from feculent matter by the separation of the insoluble particles which prevent the liquid from being transparent
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Opposite of a statement or account that makes something clear
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Opposite of the final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved
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Opposite of one of two or more available choices
“There aren't any models to choose from, and some may feel that having a lack of options is a bad thing.”
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Opposite of an extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other organic matter
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Opposite of a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral
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