Definition: indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink
Sentence example: Buddhism preaches “the middle path”, a moderate way of living by distancing oneself from self-centredness, inculcating responsibility, and practicing abstemiousness to relieve most suffering in the world.
The Power Memory Strategy:
- By association with abst-, i.e. abstain
- It has the opposite meaning of hedonic (engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent)