What does "Abrupt" mean?
(a.) Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places (a.) Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected (a.) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off (a.) Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious (n.) An abrupt place (v. t.) To tear off or asunder