with our food supply.
In many abstemious cultures the people are so thin due to the belief that
too much taken into the body leads to contamination of the soul.
(n.) the act or process of voluntarily refraining from any action or
practice; self- control; chastity
In preparation for the Olympic games, the athletes practiced abstinence
from red meat and junk food, adhering instead to a menu of pasta and
(adj.) hard to understand; deep; recondite
The topic was so abstruse the student was forced to stop reading.
The concept was too abstruse for the average student to grasp.
(adj.) very deep
The abysmal waters contained little plant life.
(v.) to comply with; to consent to
With defeat imminent, the rebel army acceded to hash out a peace treaty.
(n.) loud approval; applause
Edward Albee's brilliantly written Broadway revival of A Delicate
Balance received wide acclaim.
(n.) approving or praising mention; a sign of approval or respect
Rich accolades were bestowed on the returning hero.
Accolades flowed into her dressing room following the opening- night
(n.) co- conspirator; partner; partner- in- crime
The bank robber's accomplice drove the get- away car.
(n.)growth by addition; a growing together by parts
With the accretion of the new members, the club doubled its original size.
The addition of the new departments accounts for the accretion of the
(v.) a natural growth; a periodic increase
Over the course of her college career, she managed to accrue a great
deal of knowledge.