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Good words to use


Marked by restraint especially in the consumption of food or alcohol; also : reflecting such restraint
From the Latin prefix abs-, meaning "from" or "away." But abstain traces to the Latin abstinēre, a combination of abs- and the Latin verb tenēre ("to hold"), while abstemious comes from the Latin abstēmius, which combines abs- with tēm- (a stem found in the Latin tēmētum, "intoxicating beverage," and tēmulentus, "drunken") and the adjectival suffix -ius ("full of, abounding in, having, possessing the qualities of").

(hi-JY-ruh, HEJ-uhr-uh) 

A journey or migration, especially when taken to escape an undesirable situation.

From the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE to escape persecution. From Arabic hijra (departure), from hajara (to depart). Earliest documented use: 1590.


 1: a trusted military leader (as for a medieval prince)
 2: a leading champion of a cause
In ancient Rome, the emperor's palace was located on the Palatine Hill, known as Palatium in Latin. Since the site was the seat of imperial power, the word palatium came to mean "imperial" and later "imperial official." Different forms of the word passed through Latin, Italian, and French, picking up various meanings along the way, and eventually some of those forms made their way into English. Paladin is one of the etymological heirs of palatium; another descendant is the word palace.

Sudden enlightenment or intuitive understanding.

From Japanese satori (understanding), from satoru (to know or understand). Earliest documented use: 1727.