desist (verb)

Definition:

to cease or stop doing something permanently

Example Sentences:

– If you do not desist in following me, I will be forced to call the police. (stop, discontinue)
– The lawyer requested that the defendants be ordered to cease and desist in their scheme to take over the company, on the grounds that their methods were illegal. (discontinue, forbear)
– If you do not desist this activity, you will be heavily fined. (cease, discontinue)
– Employees were asked to desist all personal e-mails while at work. (stop, discontinue)

Synonyms:

discontinue, renounce, end, cease,

Antonyms:

 begin, continue

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perquisite (noun)

Definition:

1. a tip or extra benefit on top of a regular salary; 2. a privilege or exclusive right

Example Sentences:

– Travel to exotic destinations is one the perquisites of being a photographer. (perks, benefits)
– It is my perquisite, as CEO of the company, to have use of the company jet. (privilege, perk)
– Knowing that I’ll get a substantial perquisite on top of my regular salary at the end of the year, if I supersede last year’s numbers, is great motivation for working hard. (bonus, tip)
– I really like my job, despite the lack of perquisites. (perks, benefits)

Synonyms:

perk, benefit, bonus, tip, gratuity,

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