About a week or two ago I investigated the word <acquiescence> with a student which introduced me to the word <quiescence> that I had not previously consciously known. I thus took pleasure in seeing this sentence appear in an email today...
"In the Northern hemisphere, today is the shortest day of the year ... a time of deep quiescence."
I could not resist presenting what I've been learning with the help of my student now that I've encountered this word <quiescence> again.  There are  some other interesting relatives to this word that I think readers you might enjoy considering.
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