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setback

set·back

setback

 
 
pronunciation:
set baek
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that slows, stops, or reverses progress.
Getting an infection was a setback to his recovery from surgery.
antonyms:
breakthrough
similar words:
adversity, down, rebuff
definition 2: a part of a wall or building that is recessed from the rest.
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