V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. type of work or occupation; 2. a spiritual calling or strong desire to undertake a certain kind of work
Synonyms: work, career, profession, trade, craft, employment, occupation, inclination, calling
Antonyms: entertainment, hobby
Tips: Vocation is derived from the Latin vocationem, which means "a calling." Vocation has come to also mean "an occupation that someone feels particularly suited for or inclined to do."
Michael loved gardening so much that he found a way to turn it into a vocation. (career, occupation)
Carol worked as a waitress at night to support her true vocation as an actress. (occupation, calling, career)
The religious woman felt a vocation to become a missionary. (calling, inclination)
I felt like I missed my true vocation, so I went back to college to pursue my dream of working as an interior designer. (calling, craft)
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