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unorganized, slapdash, slipshod, offhand, Inf harum-scarum; disorderly, sloppy, untidy, Inf. messy; unthinking, thoughtless, inattentive, absent-minded, forgetful; reckless, imprudent, unwary, heedless; unguarded, unmindful, uncircumspect.

3. indolent, lazy, idle, otiose, faineant, do-nothing, shiftless; procrastinative, dilatory, cunctatious, cunc-tatory; dronish, slothful, sluggardly, laggard; sluggish, lethargic, listless; apathetic, indifferent, unconcerned, insouciant, nonchalant.
4. slow, slow-moving, slow-paced; not busy, inactive, quiet, peaceful; gentle, easy; creeping, crawling. -
n. 5. decrease, diminution, reduction, lessening, diminishing, decrement, abatement, cutback; subsidence, ebb, recession; decline, downturn, drop-off, fall-off, declension, decrescence, wane; falling off, dwindling, dying out.
-v. 6. shirk, lie down on the job,
Brit. SI. scrimshank, cop out; neglect, close one's eyes to, ignore; abandon, leave undone; (all of work, duty, etc.) evade, avoid, run from, dodge, whiffle, sidestep, elude, weasel out.
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slack up relax, let up, slacken, remit; relieve, ease, soften, mollify, lighten; lower, turn down, tone down, quiet, still, soft-pedal, Both Music, Acoustics. damp, dampen; subside, ebb, recede, retrocede; dwindle, Inf peter out; wind down, slow down, dees-calate; fall off, taper off, wane, fade away, die out.
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Often slack off or out loosen, slacken, untight-en, relieve tension, Obs. slake; relax, ease up or off.

slacken, v. 1. relax, loosen, lessen, ease, soften; mitigate, moderate, abate; weaken, attenuate; diminish, reduce, decrease.

2. slow down, drop off, taper off, wane, dwindle, Inf. peter out, slack up, let up.

3. retard, delay, decelerate; arrest, check, stem, stay; deescalate, wind down, bring to an end or close.

slacker, n. shirker, shirk, malingerer, Brit, skulker, Brit. SI. scrimshanker, Inf. soldier, Inf. goldbricker, Brit. SI. skiver, clock watcher, SI. goof-off, Inf. boon-doggler; procrastinator, dallier, dawdler, idler, layabout, loafer, faineant, trifler, Micawber; avoider, SI. welsher, evader, Inf. funker, SI. bum; deserter, absconder; truant, absentee, dodger, defaulter, neglect-or; sponger, sponge, SI. schnorrer, Inf. deadbeat,

slake, v. 1. satisfy, sate, satiate, gratify, indulge; allay, appease, pacify, dulcify, relieve, ease, assuage, salve, Rare, lenify, mitigate; quench, extinguish, check, curb, quell, still, stem, stay; hush, quiet, calm, tranquilize; dull, deaden, obtund, blunt, take the edge off of; subdue, tame, mollify; alleviate, palliate.
2. cool, chill, refresh, freshen; brace, stimulate, quicken, fortify; restore, revive, revivify, reinvigorate.

3. abate, lessen, slacken, decrease, diminish, reduce; weaken, dilute, minimize; damp, dampen, put a damper on, cast a pall over; moderate, temper.

slam, v. 1. shut forcefully, close noisily; heave, hurl, fling.
2. smash, shatter, dash, crash,
Brit. Dial, pash; strike, smack, beat, batter, hit, ram, smite; bang, clap, slap, Inf. swat, thwack, whack.

3. Informal, criticize, attack, flay, light into, Inf. lace into, Inf. pan, shoot down, SI. blast; vilify, malign, run down, put down.
-n. 4. blow, smack, hit, knock, whack, thwack, dash, smash, clap,
Inf. swat.
5. loud noise
or sound, crash, crashing, banging.
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Informal, criticism, Inf. brickbat, Inf. swipe; censure, reproof, reproach, condemnation, derogation, denunciation, disparagement.

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I put my watch with the radio news.

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