Nouns denoting acts or actions

scatophagy
the eating of excrement or other filth
 
cleavage
the act of cleaving or splitting
 
fair
a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
 
occupational therapy
therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions
 
phototropism
an orienting response to light
 
inculcation
teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
 
disorganization
the disturbance of a systematic arrangement causing disorder and confusion
 
white man's burden
the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
 
Scottish reel
a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
 
cut
the division of a deck of cards before dealing
 
ducks and drakes
a game in which a flat stone is bounced along the surface of calm water
 
disfranchisement
the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote
 
drenching
the act of making something completely wet
 
disestablishment
the act terminating an established state of affairs; especially ending a connection with the Church of England
 
wholesale
the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers
 
sun bathing
immersing the body in sunlight
 
despite
contemptuous disregard
 
self-indulgence
excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
 
vaginismus
muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination
 
craziness
foolish or senseless behavior
 
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