Work and employment related

avocation
(n)
a-vǝ-CAY-shǝn
Meaning

a secondary or minor occupation; a serious hobby; a passionate interest pursued in one's spare time

1st Sample Sentence

Teaching is my vocation; musical composition is my avocation.

Root

ab (off, away from)#vox vocis (voice) (Latin)

Mnemonics

during vacations we take up part time (secondary----VOCATIONAL) jobs. AVOCATION-->in a vacation. u do very little /minor work only. hence avocation implies minor occupation A-V-OCATION ---> A - WORK - DONE OCCASIONALLY.

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