Events ("What?")

abbreviation
shortening something by omitting parts of it
 
cause celebre
an incident that attracts great public attention
 
rubber
a contest consisting of a series of successive matches between the same sides
 
stint
an individual's prescribed share of work
 
spinal tap
removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
 
innings
the batting turn of a cricket player or team
 
via media
a middle way between two extremes
 
canfield
a form of solitaire that involves gambling
 
brouhaha
a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits
 
operation
a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
 
gaze
a long fixed look
 
target practice
practice in shooting at targets
 
tennis match
a match between tennis players
 
primary care
the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)
 
official immunity
personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority
 
etching
making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
 
slating
the act of laying slates for a roof
 
Dien Bien Phu
the French military base fell after a siege by Vietnam troops that lasted 56 days; ended the involvement of France in Indochina in 1954
 
support
aiding the cause or policy or interests of
 
discovery
something that is discovered
 
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