Nouns denoting acts or actions

communalism
loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
 
skiing
a sport in which participants must travel on skis
 
shtik
(Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
 
reconnoitering
exploring in order to gain information
 
charm campaign
a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
 
homecoming
a coming to or returning home
 
prophylaxis
the prevention of disease
 
boring
the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
 
battle of Sempach
the Swiss Confederation escaped Hapsburg domination by their victory in 1386
 
discipline
training to improve strength or self-control
 
secret writing
act of writing in code or cipher
 
magnification
the act of expanding something in apparent size
 
laughter
the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn
 
Oblation
the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
 
English Civil War
civil war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists under Charles I; 1644-1648
 
daisy cutter
a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground
 
poke check
knocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick
 
economy of scale
the saving in cost of production that is due to mass production
 
wheeling
propelling something on wheels
 
toleration
official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
 
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