What is the opposite of works?

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Opposite of to perform a task as part of one's employment
“I will resign from my position as a ranger at the local national park next week.”
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Opposite of to exert oneself for a particular purpose
“I would laze late into the night despite having work to complete.”
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Opposite of to function with a specific purpose
“These blunt scissors fail as a tool for cutting.”
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Opposite of to produce as a result of effort
“Consuming too many calories will counteract your efforts to lose weight.”
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Opposite of to be successful
“This plan of action is defective and will surely fail.”
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Opposite of to operate a device or machinery
“Without any instructions, I am likely to misuse this coffee machine.”
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Opposite of to be in working condition
“Your computer will break down if you spill coffee on it.”
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Opposite of to produce the desired effect
“He waited for an hour, but the medication would fizzle and have no effect.”
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Opposite of to bring into a heightened emotional state
“The diplomatic politician would pacify his energetic supporters during his rallies.”
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Opposite of to effect by gradual degrees
“I had to bulldoze my way through the large crowds.”
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Opposite of to shape or form a given material
“The apprentice baker would butcher the dough with his unskilled hands.”
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(farming) Opposite of to cultivate soil
“The farmers would unwittingly damage the vast expanses of land after having grown their crops on them.”
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Opposite of to arrange or contrive
“The political consultant was prepared to play by the rules in order to get his candidate elected.”
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Opposite of to move in an agitated manner
“Jane's left twitching eyelid would settle after she calmed down.”
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Opposite of to arrive at an answer through logic
“I had to think long and hard, then I had to give up on figuring out this puzzle.”
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Opposite of to provide for, usually for one's family
“The negligent father would neglect his family's needs.”
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Opposite of to cause someone to work, usually hard
“He was a laid-back coach who would coddle his players rather than push them.”
Noun
Opposite of a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine
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Opposite of the whole of something
“Don't be ridiculous! It will only take a fraction of your precious time to mow the lawn.”
Noun
Opposite of written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit
Noun
Opposite of things done as an action or movement
“The organization only engages in inactivity, and one wonders why they even exist.”
Noun
Opposite of the amount of something produced by a person, machine, or industry
Noun
Opposite of a person's or animal's internal organs
Noun
Opposite of plural for activity one engages in to make a living
“My unemployment has lasted for six months now.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the activity for which a person or thing is employed to perform
“I go kite-boarding as part of my recreation and entertainment.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for hard work, or the effort expended on a particular task
“We are never going to finish building this house with so much laziness.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for product or achievement resulting from effort
“The scientific flop had been the failure of a group of unimpressive researchers.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a creative or artistic work or production
“The controversial artist produced an abomination of pure mediocrity with his latest painting.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the place at which one performs work
“I was in a rush trying to get to work and left my suitcase at home.”
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