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1) lax. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. Not tautly bound, held, or fastened: loose, relaxed, slack. See TIGHTEN. 2. Guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern: derelict, neglectful, negligent, remiss,...

2) lax. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: lax·er, lax·est1. Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness. See synonyms at negligent. 2. Not taut, firm, or compact; slack. See synonyms at loose....

3) relax. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: re·laxed, re·lax·ing, re·lax·es1. To make lax or loose: relax one's grip. 2. To make less severe or strict: relax a curfew. 3. To reduce in intensity;...

4) VI. 1909-14. The Sayings of Confucius. The Harvard Classics
...a prince. And might Tzu-sang Po-tzu? asked Chung-kung. Yes, said the Master: but he is lax. To be lax in his claims on the people might be right, said Chung-kung,...

5) 8472. Brooks, Gwendolyn. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:8472 QUOTATION:We want nightsOf vague adventure, lips lax wet and warm,Bees in the stomach, sweat across the brow. Now. ATTRIBUTION:Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917),...

6) remiss. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Lax in attending to duty; negligent. 2. Exhibiting carelessness or slackness. See synonyms at negligent. Middle English, from Latin remissus, past participle of...

7) 7683. Bogan, Louise. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:7683 QUOTATION:Their love is an eager meaninglessnessToo tense, or too lax. ATTRIBUTION:Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. Women (l. 15-16). The...

8) 5337. James Smith. 1775-1839. Bartlett, John, comp. 1919. Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.
...NUMBER: 5337 AUTHOR: James Smith (1775–1839) QUOTATION: Lax in their gaiters, laxer in their gait. ATTRIBUTION: The Theatre....

9) tachyphylaxis. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. tach·y·phy·lax·es (-fi-laksz)1. Rapid desensitization to a toxic substance produced by inoculation with a series of small doses. 2. A rapidly...

10) trophallaxis. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. troph·al·lax·es (-laksz) Mutual exchange of food between adults and larvae of certain social insects such as bees or wasps. troph(o)- + Greek...

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