Today’s #kanji is 絶, which is listed under its semantic element of #いとへん（糸）, which suggests a connection with fiber or textile. 絶 is made of 糸, 刀 and 卪 and 卪 seems to be 絶’s phonetic element. 絶 means to cut （卪） a thread （糸） with a sword（刀）.
Meaning: to cut off, to eradicate, etc.
絶縁（ゼツエン）する: to break with, to disengage, to insulate, to isolate
絶叫（ゼッキョウ）する: to scream, to cry out, to shout at the top of one’s voice
絶交（ゼッコウ）する: to break off relations (with…), to sever (one’s) links (with …)
絶賛（ゼッサン）する: to praise … highly, to rave about …
絶望（ゼツボウ）する: to despair, to lose hope, to loose heart
拒絶（キョゼツ）する: to refuse, to reject, to decline, to turn down
絶（た）える: (vi) to cease to exist, to disappear; to be discontinued
絶（た）つ: (vt) to cut off, to sever
絶（た）やす: (vt) to eradicate, to exterminate, to allow … to run out