Events ("What?")

thunk
a dull hollow sound
 
supplication
a humble request for help from someone in authority
 
blast
an explosion (as of dynamite)
 
play
the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
 
cupboard love
a show of affection motivated by selfishness
 
tilling
cultivation of the land in order to raise crops
 
reclining
the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
 
ingratiation
the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
 
plump
the sound of a sudden heavy fall
 
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
 
idol worship
the worship of idols; the worship of physical objects or images as gods
 
dorsiflexion
the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
 
motivating
the act of motivating; providing incentive
 
acquiescence
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
 
xerography
forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas
 
takeaway
a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures
 
quick march
marching at quick time
 
collision
a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
 
construction
drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
 
megillah
(Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account
 
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