Reject and avoid

abstain
(v)
ǝb-STAIN
Meaning

refrain; avoid taking or using

1st Sample Sentence

The doctor has told me that if I don't begin to abstain from alcohol from now on, I shall be dead within five years.

Root

ab, abs (from, away from)#tenere (to hold) (Latin)

Mnemonics

this can be written as "ab+stai. and stai. sounds like stay. and. stay out of something means not involving in sth that doesn't concern to one. ab+stain. we tend to stay away from stain.

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