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slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
abscission - cutting off; separation
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
alchemy - medieval chemistry
swill - drink greedily
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)