Nouns denoting natural events

strike
a gentle blow
 
dissipation
breaking up and scattering by dispersion
 
spike
a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline
 
Kentucky Derby
an annual race for three-year-old horses; held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
 
transmutation
(physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)
 
engagement
contact by fitting together
 
bicycle race
a race between people riding bicycles
 
tidal flow
the water current caused by the tides
 
stroke
anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
 
vicissitude
a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something
 
separation
coming apart
 
burnup
a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road
 
preliminary
a minor match preceding the main event
 
hurdle race
a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles
 
extrasystole
a premature systole resulting in a momentary cardiac arrhythmia
 
renascence
a second or new birth
 
racket
a loud and disturbing noise
 
betterment
a change for the better; progress in development
 
function
a vaguely specified social event
 
karma
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
 
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