GRE Word List


to make less active : slow up

The meaning of the word slacken is to make less active : slow up.

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motilitythe quality or state of being motile : capability of movement
secreteto form and give off (a secretion)
hostilitydeep-seated usually mutual ill will
profaneto treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt : desecrate
truncateto shorten by or as if by cutting off
natationthe action or art of swimming
catalysta substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible
carapacea bony or chitinous case or shield covering the back or part of the back of an animal (such as a turtle or crab)
adhereto hold fast or stick by or as if by gluing, suction, grasping, or fusing
captiousmarked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections