Nouns denoting acts or actions

extension
act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
 
personality test
any test that is intended to assess personality
 
tug-of-war
any hard struggle between equally matched groups
 
breach of duty
a breach of due care
 
phase II clinical trial
a clinical trial on more persons than in phase I; intended to evaluate the efficacy of a treatment for the condition it is intended to treat; possible side effects are monitored
 
PET
using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
 
flunk
failure to reach a minimum required performance
 
emulation
effort to equal or surpass another
 
jackknife
a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
 
fandango
a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
 
sport
the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
 
devisal
the act of devising something
 
printmaking
artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens
 
flare
a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
 
jog trot
an easy gait of a horse; midway between a walk and a trot
 
rat race
an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation
 
prone float
a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward
 
shifting
the act of moving from one place to another
 
typology
classification according to general type
 
starter
a culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough
 
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