What is the opposite of spare?

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Adjective
Opposite of something kept in reserve as a spare or backup
Adjective
Opposite of being over and above what is necessary, or what must be used or reserved
Adjective
Opposite of thin, with no excess fat
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Adjective
(of time) Opposite of not taken up by one's usual duties or activities
Adjective
Opposite of predisposed against giving or sharing
Adjective
Opposite of marked by having a basic or uncomplicated form
“Quite frankly, I think the occasion does call for an outlandish and overtly fancy outfit.”
Adjective
Opposite of being in excess
Adjective
Opposite of thin or gaunt
Adjective
(of time) Opposite of characterized by inaction or absence of significant activity
“Midday is our most busy period, and we really need all hands on deck to get through the grind.”
Adjective
Opposite of an additional amount
“I need less food as I am rather full.”
Adjective
Opposite of separated from a usual pair or set
Paired shoes were mounted on the vertical, diagonal, and horizontal slabs behind the display window.”
Adjective
Opposite of not taken
Adjective
Opposite of being mentally unstable
Verb
Opposite of to give something that is auxiliary to one's need (to someone else)
Verb
Opposite of to show mercy to, especially by not punishing or killing
Verb
Opposite of to set aside or reserve for a particular purpose
“You may retain your change as we are a service that does not require tips.”
Verb
Opposite of to be frugal with or use sparingly
“The rich seldom admit that they waste money on frivolity, and rationalize conspicuous consumption as a necessary expenditure.”
Verb
Opposite of to avoid, lessen, or guard against
“Bad financial investments will cause extreme grief in the long run.”
Verb
Opposite of relieve of blame, responsibility
Verb
Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
Verb
Opposite of euphemize, hold back in communication
Verb
Opposite of to relieve of an imputation by apology or defense
Verb
Opposite of to remove blame or responsibility from
Verb
Opposite of to release from the custody or restraint of the law
“The House of Lords may imprison an individual for any fixed period of time, but an individual imprisoned by the House of Commons is set free upon prorogation.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something replaces another, sometimes temporarily
Noun
Opposite of a backup to be used in cases of emergency
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