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Abandon: noun – freedom from conventional ties: verb – relinquish control, desert, give up.
'The children of flower power, in wild abandon, often discarded their clothes along with conventional attitudes.'
'Sharon stifled a cry of despair when she was forced to abandon her half-eaten chocolate dessert as the train was about to leave.'