Nouns denoting acts or actions

homecoming
a coming to or returning home
 
softball game
a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
 
back circle
a feat in which an acrobat arches the back from a prone position and bends the knees until the toes touch the head
 
fire control
preparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
 
mitigation
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
 
nod
the act of nodding the head
 
nutation
uncontrolled nodding
 
snick
a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
 
counterdemonstration
a demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration
 
combat mission
a mission to capture or defend something
 
pull
a sustained effort
 
falsification
the act of determining that something is false
 
turnaround
act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip
 
breach
a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
 
officiation
the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty
 
battle of the Coral Sea
a Japanese defeat in World War II (May 1942); the first naval battle fought entirely by planes based on aircraft carriers
 
nonresistance
group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence
 
call option
the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
 
exploitation
the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
 
Norman Conquest
the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)
 
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