Nouns denoting acts or actions

turn
the act of turning away or in the opposite direction
 
invasion
the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
 
mail call
a call of names of those receiving mail
 
holocaust
an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
 
personal foul
a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)
 
seminar
a course offered for a small group of advanced students
 
civil wrong
(law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
 
abnormality
behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
 
subvention
the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
 
bridge whist
the earliest form of bridge; the dealer could name the trump suit
 
humming
the act of singing with closed lips
 
sounding
the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)
 
baiting
harassment especially of a tethered animal
 
dog show
a competitive exhibition of dogs
 
commercial activity
activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
 
deforestation
the removal of trees
 
misrepresentation
a willful perversion of facts
 
deification
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
 
Ivry la Bataille
a battle (1590) in which the Huguenots under Henry IV defeated the Catholics under the duke of Mayenne
 
Arab-Israeli War
Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt
 
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