GRE Word List

ABSTINENCE

restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote

The meaning of the word abstinence is restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote.

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