Sunday, April 10, 2011

abstemious

abstemious [ ab-STEE-mee-uh's  ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. moderate or sparing esp. in eating and drinking
2. characterised by abstinence
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The secret to a long life may very well lie in being abstemious.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Until recently you would associate gout with boozing and rich food, but there are plenty of other patients who are quite abstemious. This might be a genetic marker for gout risk.