DESIST rhymes with resist.so when yu resist ur temptations it means yu ABSTAIN or REFRAIN from it
desist: Think of insist, resist, desist. The three "sist" verbs are on a something of a progressive "forceful" related actions: insist - to forcefully demand, resist - to forcefully oppose, and desist - to forcefully stop.
DO+RESIST....have resistance to DO something...hence DESIST...imagine your mother is saying you.."DO RESIST ALCHOHOL"...
DESIST => Break it as Dis+ Assist i.e assisting no more or stop doing something.
itna RESIST karoge to operation DESIST karna padega