Nouns denoting natural events

explosion
the noise caused by an explosion
 
clockwise rotation
rotation to the right
 
rhonchus
a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels
 
eclipse
one celestial body obscures another
 
switch
an event in which one thing is substituted for another
 
evanescence
the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight
 
sailing-race
a race between crews of people in yachts
 
disappearance
the event of passing out of sight
 
roller
a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
 
decathlon
an athletic contest consisting of ten different events
 
ball
a lavish dance requiring formal attire
 
Pyrrhic victory
a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses
 
homestretch
the end of an enterprise
 
report
a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)
 
Teapot Dome scandal
a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921; became symbolic of the scandals of the Harding administration
 
decrease
a change downward
 
peripety
a sudden and unexpected change of fortune or reverse of circumstances (especially in a literary work)
 
paradiddle
the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
 
transmission
an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
 
formality
a requirement of etiquette or custom
 
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