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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The practice of severe self-discipline or self-control. Also spelled as askesis.
From Greek askesis (exercise or training), from askein (to exercise or work). Earliest documented use: 1873.
“There are many adults who develop a rigid black and white dress code as a form of ascesis.”
Galina Stolyarova; Local Queen of Fashion Releases Her Second Book; The St. Petersburg Times (Russia); Feb 8, 2012.
(Here’s another example of modern ascesis from The Onion.)
See more usage examples of ascesis in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To move freely you must be deeply rooted. -Bella Lewitzky, dancer (13 Jan 1916-2004)