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hiatus, quietus
hiatus (high AY tuhs) (noun)
1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: Tracie took a brief hiatus from her studying for the final examinations and made a pot of tea.
2. A period of time when something; such as, an activity or program, is stopped: The musical group is making a new album after a ten-year hiatus.

The comedian put her show on hiatus for a several weeks until she gave birth to her baby girl.

quietus (kwigh ee tuhs) (noun)
A stillness or pause; something that results in a removal from an activity: Most schools in the U.S. have a quietus, or pause, from the end of June to the beginning of September when classes become active again.

Latin quietus est; literally means, "he is at rest"; also, quieta non movere means, not to disturb quiet things or let sleeping dogs lie.

During the vacation hiatus between September in the fall and June in the spring, there is a quietus of activity at the recreation center.

quietus (kwigh EE tuhs) (s) (noun), quietuses (pl)
1. Something that has a calming or soothing effect: After years of working as a professor in his university, Dr. Gregory is looking forward to having a quietus during his retirement with his wife.
2. A final discharge from life or entering death; that is, to die: At the age of 95, Samuel had a quietus while he was sleeping.
3. Etymology: from Latin, quietus, past participle of quiescere, "to rest"; from quies, "quiet, rest".
A release from obligation or from a profession.
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