Recreation and Sports

militainment
entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated
 
house
play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults
 
racquetball
a game played on a handball court with short-handled rackets
 
twist
social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s
 
volleyball
a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands
 
clock golf
a form of golf in which you putt from positions arranged on the circumference of a circle around the hole
 
ice skating
skating on ice
 
quickstep
a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps
 
bout
an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
 
cotillion
a lively dance originating in France in the 18th century
 
ducks and drakes
a game in which a flat stone is bounced along the surface of calm water
 
Ludi Saeculares
the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era
 
country dancing
a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
 
fisticuffs
fighting with the fists
 
distraction
an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
 
revel
unrestrained merrymaking
 
beguine
a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
 
crab
a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
 
outdoor game
an athletic game that is played outdoors
 
circus
a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
 
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