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va·ca·tion

vacation

 
 
pronunciation:
veI keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a period of rest from school, work, or other activities.
We are going on vacation this summer.We are taking a vacation in the mountains.
synonyms:
holiday
similar words:
break, leave, trip
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Vacation comes from a Latin word that means "to be empty, free, or at leisure." See the word history at school for an interesting surprise.
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