(v.) to make less in amount, degree, etc. ; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
We stood on the dock on that moonless night, waiting for the storm to ___________________.
syn: diminish, decrease, subside, let up
ant: intensify, increase, magnify, wax
(adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt, intended to delay or postpone
She hired an assistant because, on her own, she was always _______________ in paying her bills.
syn: stalling, slow, tardy, laggard
ant: prompt, punctual, speedy, expeditious
(adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
By the time everyone present had expressed an opinion, the original idea had become somewhat ____________________.
syn: hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, vague, murky, opaque, indeterminate
ant: definite, distinct, clear, sharply focused