Occlude GRE Vocabulary Flashcard /ɒˈklu:d/ (verb) Definition to block the passage of something, obstruct, cut off the flow of something, stop, close up, choke, barricade, shut, close, clog Example The Sun is completely occluded in a solar eclipse because the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. Even though the Moon is much smaller than … Read more
Cease 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 27 /siːs/ (verb) to stop something, put an end to, finish, end, put a stop to, terminate, abolish, come to a close, die down, close down, desist, discontinue, abstain, give up A ceasefire (or truce), also spelled cease fire (the antonym of ‘open fire’), is a temporary stoppage of … Read more
Prohibition 1100 Words You Need Prohibition 1100 Words You Need /ˌprəʊ.hɪˈbɪʃ.ən/ (noun) the act of forbidding or banning someone or something, stop someone from doing something, exclusion, proscription, prevention, ruling out, veto The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. The amendment was proposed … Read more
Cancel Cancel (verb) /ˈkænt.səl/ to stop something from existing or happening – revoke – abolish – end – stop – abandon – call off – terminate: The two companies could no longer cooperate with each other and had to cancel their contract. Antonyms: prolong, renew, proceed Noun: cancellation Noun: canceller Adjective: cancellable
Sojourn Sojourn (noun) /ˈsɒdʒ.ən/ US /ˈsoʊ.dʒɝːn/ a short stay in a particular place – brief visit – stay – stopover – to stay: I can still vividly recall our memorable sojourn in the Philippines.