ศัพท์ น่าสับสน ชุด S – slack & slake
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ออกเสียง slack = ‘SLAK’
ออกเสียง slake = ‘SLEYK’
Choose the Right Synonym for slack
mean culpably careless or indicative of such carelessness.
NEGLIGENT implies inattention to one's duty or business.
negligent about writing a note of thanks
NEGLECTFUL adds a more disapproving implication of laziness or deliberate inattention.
a society callously neglectful of the poor
LAX implies a blameworthy lack of strictness, severity, or precision.
a reporter lax about accurate quotation
SLACK implies want of due or necessary diligence or care.
REMISS implies blameworthy carelessness shown in slackness, forgetfulness, or neglect.
had been remiss in their familial duties
slacks, noun : trousersespecially for casual wear.
"Designer Rosie Assoulin is known for dresses and slacks cut with a relaxed, oversized glamor replete with ruffles in silk faille and cotton shirting."
—Jameel Mohammed, Paper (papermag.com), 18 February 2016
"Ew, ew, ew!" you may be saying.
You're not alone:
which may be why the fashion mags are
typically all about pants and trousers.
However much people would like
to remove the word slacks from the language,
though, it appears to be here to stay.
Etymologically, they're loose;
the word that refers to pants is related tothe slack
that means "a part of something that hangs loose without strain,"
as in "take up the slack of a rope."
Dictionary of Problem Words and Expression
slack & slake
As verb, slack means “to shirk,” “to leave undone,”
and slake means “to refresh,” “to allay thirst”:
“He slacked his work for a minute while he slake his thirst.”
Because both words can mean
“to make less active and intense,”
They are often confused through misspellingor mispronunciation.
In this latter meaning,
slack is always followed by upor off.
“He slacked up in his efforts,”
“Your indifference gas slaked their enthusiasm.”