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slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
beeline - direct quick route
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)