cessation (noun) – the act of ceasing; discontinuance
BREAKDOWN: CES- (go) + -ATE (to make or do) + -ION (act of)
EASILY CONFUSED WITH: cession (noun) – the act of ceding; a surrendering
This word is built on the root CES-, which means to go, to yield, or to withdraw.
Common CES- words include access, ancestor, excess, necessary, necessity, process, recess, and success.
More esoteric CES- words include cession and cesspool.