yukari (sakai_yukari) wrote in 1word1day,


Surcease [sər-sēs]
verb, noun

1. verb: to refrain from action, to come to an end, or to put to an end.
2. noun: cessation, especially if temporary.

From the French, sursise, 'omission', which is the past participle of surseoir, 'to refrain, delay, or suspend', from the Latin suspersedere, 'supersede'.


Kitty, I love you, but could you please surcease your attacks on my leg?

Sorry for uh, completely falling off of the face of the planet recently. I need to figure out a way of reminding myself that it's Friday and I have a duty to do. I have a list of words all ready to go, I just can't seem to remember to actually post them.
Tags: french, latin, s, wordsmith: sakai_yukari

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