detest = de(离开) + test(测试) = 不愿作证→嫌恶
deglaciation = de(离开) + glaci(冰) + ation(表名词) = 冰的离开→冰消
defendant = de(离开) + fend(打击) + ant(表名词) = 被告
offend = of(一再) + fend(打击) = 一再打击别人→得罪
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