Misused Words

Avocation and Vocation

Avocation, a noun, is a hobby that one does in his or her spare time.

During the weekend my avocation is stamp collecting.

Vocation, a noun, is a regular occupation that provides a livelihood for the worker and his or her family.

During the week my vocation is teaching.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) A(n) (avocation, vocation) can reduce the stress from regular work.

(2) The demands of a(n) (avocation, vocation) can often lead to stress in the family.

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