Jay McInerney, Bright Lights, Big City
the state of being winged.
Etymology: French, from Latin alatus, “winged”.
"I left Belize when I was 12 or 13, just as all my friends were getting swept up into gangs. The gangs would get kids to do the dirty work, because they knew the kids wouldn’t go to jail. I actually have an old photograph of the group of friends I used to hang out with— there were seven us. After I came to America, they were all killed in the exact order that they were standing in that photograph."
a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance.
Etymology: Middle English cessacio(u)n < Latin cessātiōn- (stem of cessātiō), “delay, inactivity”.
Etymology: from Greek ana, “intensive”, + dipsa, “thirst”.