This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.
Abstemious - (adj)
Sparing or moderate in eating or drinking.
ab + stem + ious
off + strong drink + [adj]
Literally, Abstemious means “getting away from intoxicating drinks”, which the word later also extends to cover getting away from food as well.
An abstemious life.
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