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abrupt

1. Botany shaped as though a part has been cut off; truncate
2. Geology (of strata) cropping out suddenly

abrupt

[ə′brəpt]
(botany)
Ending suddenly, as though broken off.
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His sudden and abrupt drop in popularity happened as he decided to double down on attacking workers and their unions, calling for the elimination of the National Labor Relations Board and further tilting the playing field to billionaires.
If I am approached in the street I say an abrupt NO and walk on.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated that an abrupt weakening of the summer monsoon affected northwest India 4,100 years ago.
In his revised 2007 dissertation at Emory University, Whitfield investigates the abrupt shift of topic between the second and third chapters of Epistle to the Hebrews and abrupt shift back to the original discussion between the fourth and fifth.
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Kuhn and colleagues found no significant difference in HIV-free survival in Zambia at 24 months between children whose mothers were encouraged to do abrupt weaning at four months and those encouraged to continue breastfeeding for as long as they liked.
One study found no benefit from abrupt cessation of breastfeeding after the first four months of life in infants born to HIV-positive mothers.