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.