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Word of the Day 01/08/20 Avocation

Avocation (noun)
avocation [ av-uh-key-shuh n ]


noun
1. something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, especially for pleasure; hobby: Our doctor's avocation is painting.
2. a person's regular occupation, calling, or vocation.
3. Archaic. diversion or distraction.

OTHER WORDS FROM AVOCATION
av·o·ca·tion·al, adjective
av·o·ca·tion·al·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH AVOCATION
avocation vocation
avocation evocation

WORDS RELATED TO AVOCATION
pastime, recreation, sideline, shot, thing, diversion, kick, amusement, occupation, schtick

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Origin: 1520–30; < Latin āvocātiōn- (stem of āvocātiō) a calling away. See a-, vocation

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