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

  • Sunday Word: Peroration

    peroration [per- uh- rey-sh uhn] noun: 1 the concluding part of a speech or discourse, in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the…

  • Wednesday Word: Ikat

    Ikat noun. Ikat, pronounced ee-kaht, refers to either the technique used to create this woven cloth or the cloth itself. This interesting textile…

  • Tuesday word: Nocturnal

    Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021 Nocturnal (adjective, noun) noc·tur·nal [nok-tur-nl] adjective 1. of or pertaining to the night (opposed to diurnal). 2.…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment