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1‘the government announced the suspension of army operations’
adjournment, interruption, postponement, delay, deferral, deferment, shelving, stay, moratorium, arrest, intermission, interlude, prorogation, tabling, abeyance
hiatus, lacuna, lull, rest, break, pause, respite
cessation, end, halt, stoppage, cutting short, dissolution, disbandment, termination
2‘his suspension from school’
exclusion, debarment, removal, temporary removal, elimination, rejection, expulsion, ejection, eviction, rustication
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