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detract
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
to diminish (reduce the value of something)
  • The jail was Maycomb's only conversation piece: its detractors said it looked like a Victorian privy; its supporters said it gave the town a good solid respectable look, and no stranger would ever suspect that it was full of niggers.
    p. 201.2
detractors = people who spoke poorly of it
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