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  • n. Abstinence.
  • n. Abstinence from food.
  • n. Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.


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  • Abstain, maintain, and be steadfast.
    You'll find old pleasures quite surpassed.
    Prolong the abrosia
    Till a taste is ambrosia
    And bliss when it's sipped at long last.

    October 22, 2014