Synonyms for Slough:

n.

misery, depression, remorse, grief, regret, disappointment, distress, sadness, sorrow, desolation. dry, bite, beach, claw, morass, bog, fen, marshland, Quag, gore, bristle, buck, mire, muskeg, quagmire, marsh, wetland, burrow, swampland, swamp, frisk. sandbank, cay, shoal, sand bar, shelf, oyster bed, reef, the seabed, the seafloor, coral reef. marsh (noun)
wetland, morass, marsh.
quagmire (noun)
swamp, marsh, bog.
slough (noun)
gangrene, molt, exuviate, moult, shed, sphacelus.
swamp (noun)
fen, marsh, wetland, swampland, morass, mire, quagmire, muskeg, marshland, bog, Quag.

v.

shed (verb)
molt, exuviate.

Other synonyms:

Quag, muskeg, marshland, wetland. marsh, mire, bog, fen. quagmire. bog
swamp.
Other relevant words:
mire, wetland, marshland, sadness, morass, muskeg, fen, Quag, swamp, swampland, marsh, bog, quagmire.

Usage examples for slough

  1. Another spot immediately above this, and about the same size, looks as if it would slough – Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society by Joseph Bradford Cox
  2. Well, after he had lain at the Slough of Despond a great while, as I have told you, one sunshine morning, I do not know how, he ventured, and so got over; but when he was over, he would scarce believe it. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. Life is a bitter, weary load, The world a slough – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi