Nouns denoting acts or actions

pastorate
the position of pastor
 
Peasant's Revolt
a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II
 
change of course
a change in the direction that you are moving
 
seizure
the act of taking of a person by force
 
groove
a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
 
Greco-Roman wrestling
a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist
 
backing
the act of providing approval and support
 
celioscopy
endoscopic examination of the abdomen through the abdominal wall
 
labor market
the market in which workers compete for jobs and employers compete for workers
 
delectation
act of receiving pleasure from something
 
cost cutting
the act of cutting costs
 
truancy
failure to attend (especially school)
 
simony
traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
 
fording
the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
 
thyroidectomy
surgical removal of the thyroid gland
 
side-look
a glance sideways
 
cosmetology
the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin
 
feint
any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
 
duster
a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter
 
simplification
elimination of superfluous details
 
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