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av·o·ca·tion

avocation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae v keI shn
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a secondary occupation, usu. one pursued for recreation; hobby.
He works as a pharmacist, but his avocation is carpentry.
synonyms:
hobby
similar words:
diversion, interest, pastime, sideline
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derivation: avocational (adj.)
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