Events ("What?")

march
a steady advance
 
redistribution
distributing again
 
evisceration
surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
 
matricide
the murder of your mother
 
vaginismus
muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination
 
showstopper
an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
 
minesweeping
the activity of detecting and disposing of marine mines
 
venesection
surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
 
Russian roulette
a stunt in which you spin the cylinder of a revolver that is loaded with only one bullet and then point the muzzle at your head and pull the trigger
 
hubris
overbearing pride or presumption
 
hydrotherapy
the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
 
storm
a direct and violent assault on a stronghold
 
bodywork
the work of making or repairing vehicle bodies
 
Battle of Bull Run
either of two battles during the American Civil War (1861 and 1862); Confederate forces defeated the Federal army in both battles
 
overt operation
the collection of intelligence openly without concealment
 
putsch
a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
 
discolouration
the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
 
suppression
(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
 
factor
anything that contributes causally to a result
 
sigmoidectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor)
 
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