Nouns denoting acts or actions

sanction
a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
 
professional baseball
playing baseball for money
 
disaster
an act that has disastrous consequences
 
directed verdict
a verdict entered by the court in a jury trial without consideration by the jury
 
bel canto
a style of operatic singing
 
short covering
the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to close out a short sale
 
discrimination
unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
 
invention
the act of inventing
 
perversion
the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)
 
farandole
a lively dance from Provence; all the dancers join hands and execute various figures
 
evildoing
the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
 
on tour
travelling about
 
insemination
the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
 
weaving
creating fabric
 
repossession
the action of regaining possession (especially the seizure of collateral securing a loan that is in default)
 
touch football
a version of American football in which the ball carrier is touched rather than tackled
 
splintering
the act of chipping something
 
skateboarding
the sport of skating on a skateboard
 
suttee
the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband
 
pursuit
a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
 
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