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::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
::: egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
::: disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack