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abnegation

noun

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the act or practice of giving up or rejecting something once enjoyed or desired
  • the couple's sudden abnegation of life in the fast lane for work as missionaries stunned everyone

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“Abnegation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abnegation. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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