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Word: abscission

Definition: cutting off; separation


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::: Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
::: patois - local or provincial dialect
::: discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
::: ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
::: scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
::: salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
::: obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
::: recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part