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)



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