Near rhymes dictionary

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List of near rhymes for the word: question

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Rhymes with 1 syllable

WordBase wordDefinition
chainchaina series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
ChenChenwild goose having white adult plumage
chinchinthe protruding part of the lower jaw
chinechinebackbone of an animal
chonchon100 chon equal 1 won in North Korea
HsianHsiana city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC
SchwannSchwannGerman physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)
shanshana branch of the Tai languages
ShawnShawnUnited States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)
sheensheenthe visual property of something that shines with reflected light
shewnshewestablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
shinshinthe front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
shineshinethe quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
shoneshinethe quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
shoonshoea restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
shownshowthe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
shunshunavoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
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Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
AachenAachena city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital
acheneachenesmall dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
actionactionsomething done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
archeanarcheanthe time from 3,800 million years to 2,500 million years ago; earth's crust formed; unicellular organisms are earliest forms of life
archinearchinea Russian unit of length (71 cm)
ashenashenanemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"
auctionauctionthe public sale of something to the highest bidder
bastionbastionprojecting part of a rampart or other fortification
beechenbeechenconsisting of or made of wood of the beech tree
birchenbirchenconsisting of or made of wood of the birch tree
captioncaptionbrief description accompanying an illustration
cationcationa positively charged ion
cautioncautionthe trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger; "a man of caution"
ChechenChechena northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen
CheyenneCheyennethe Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne
ChianChianof or relating to Chios
christianchristiana religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
coactioncoactionact of working jointly; "they worked either in collaboration or independently"
cochincochinAsian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
coitioncoitionthe act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
co-optionco-optionthe act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)
c-rationc-rationa canned field ration issued by the United States Army
creationcreation(theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
CroatianCroatiana member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
c-sectionc-sectionthe delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
dasheendasheentropical starchy tuberous root
deletiondeletionthe act of deleting something written or printed
dictiondictionthe manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
enchainenchainrestrain or bind with chains
factionfactiona clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
fictionfictiona literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
flectionflectiondeviation from a straight or normal course
flexionflexionact of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
fluxionfluxiona flow or discharge
foreshownforeshowforetell by divine inspiration
fortunefortunean unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
fractionfractiona small part or item forming a piece of a whole
freshenfreshenmake fresh again
frictionfrictioneffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
frostianfrostianof or relating to or in the manner of Robert Frost
fruitionfruitionsomething that is made real or concrete; "the victory was the realization of a whole year's work"
functionfunctionthe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
fustianfustiana strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
GaussianGaussianof or relating to Karl Gauss or his mathematical theories of magnetics or electricity or astronomy or probability; "Gaussian distribution"
GershwinGershwinUnited States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)
GrecianGreciana native or resident of Greece
groschengroschen100 groschen equal 1 schilling in Austria
gumptiongumptionfortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
HaitianHaitiana native or inhabitant of Haiti
harshenharshenmake harsh or harsher; "Winter harshened the look of the city"
HessianHessian(19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
InchonInchona battle in the Korean War (1950); United States forces landed at Inchon
junctionjunctionan act of joining or adjoining things
KachinKachinTibeto-Burman languages spoken in northernmost Burma and adjacent China and India
kitchenkitchena room equipped for preparing meals
KucheanKucheana dialect of Tocharian
LaotianLaotiana member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais
lichenlichenany thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc.
lotionlotionany of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin
LycianLycianan Anatolian language
machinemachinea motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
martianmartianimaginary people who live on the planet Mars
mentionmentionan official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
moonshinemoonshinewhiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
motionmotionthe act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
NationNationthe people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
notionnotion(usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"
oceanoceana large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
optionoptionthe act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
outshineoutshineattract more attention and praise than others; "This film outshone all the others in quality"
outshoneoutshineattract more attention and praise than others; "This film outshone all the others in quality"
portionportionthe allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
potionpotiona medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
PrussianPrussiana German inhabitant of Prussia
PushanPushancelestial shepherd god; conductor of souls of the dead
questionquestionuncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
rationrationthe food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"
reactionreactiondoing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like; "his style of painting was a reaction against cubism"
ructionructionthe act of making a noisy disturbance
RussianRussianthe Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
sanctionsanctiona mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
sectionsectionthe cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
shoeshineshoeshinethe act of shining shoes; "he charged a dollar for a shoeshine"
shoo-inshoo-inan easy victory
ShoshoneShoshonethe language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)
SionSionan imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
sorptionsorptionthe process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)
stationstationa facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
SteichenSteichenUnited States photographer who pioneered artistic photography (1879-1973)
suctionsuctionthe act of sucking
sunshinesunshinethe quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
SzechwanSzechwana populous province of south central China
TangshanTangshanan industrial city of northeastern China in Hebei province
teach-inteach-inan extended session (as on a college campus) for lectures and discussion on an important and usually controversial issue
tertiantertianof or relating to a tonal system based on major thirds; "a tertian tonal system"
ThracianThraciana Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient people of Thrace but extinct by the early Middle Ages
titiantitianold master of the Venetian school (1490-1576)
T-junctionT-junctiona junction where two roads or pipes etc. meet to form a T
tractiontraction(orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing; "his leg was in traction for several days"
tuitiontuitionteaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
unchainunchainmake free
unctionunctionanointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
urchinurchinpoor and often mischievous city child
VientianeVientianethe capital and largest city of Laos
XianXiana city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC
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Rhymes with 3 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
abductionabduction(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
abjectionabjectiona low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
ablationablationsurgical removal of a body part or tissue
ablutionablutionthe ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
abortionabortiontermination of pregnancy
abreactionabreaction(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
abruptionabruptionan instance of sudden interruption
absorptionabsorptionthe mental state of being preoccupied by something
abstentionabstentionthe trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
abstractionabstractiona general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
accretionaccretion(law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
adaptionadaptionthe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
addictionaddiction(Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master; "under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"
additionadditionthe act of adding one thing to another; "the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect"; "the addition of a leap day every four years"
adductionadduction(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
adjunctionadjunctionan act of joining or adjoining things
adoptionadoptionthe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
adsorptionadsorptionthe accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
advectionadvection(meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties
aerationaerationthe act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent
affectionaffectiona positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
afflictionafflictiona cause of great suffering and distress
agnationagnationline of descent traced through the paternal side of the family
AleutianAleutiana member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
AlsatianAlsatianbreed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
ambitionambitiona strong drive for success
apportionapportiondistribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
ascriptionascriptionassigning to a cause or source; "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"; "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"
assertionassertiona declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
assumptionassumptionthe act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
attentionattentionthe work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
attractionattractionthe quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"
attritionattritionthe act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction
auditionauditiona test of the suitability of a performer
BalanchineBalanchineUnited States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
baldachinbaldachinornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)
balzacianbalzacianof or relating to Honore de Balzac or his writings
beauticianbeauticiansomeone who works in a beauty parlor
bisectionbisectiondividing into two equal parts
bogartianbogartianof or relating to or in the style of Humphrey Bogart
cabochoncabochona highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
caduceancaduceanof or relating to a caduceus
CapetianCapetiana member of the Capetian dynasty
capuchincapuchinmonkey of Central America and South America having thick hair on the head that resembles a monk's cowl
carnationcarnationa pink or reddish-pink color
castrationcastrationthe deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
catechincatechina tannic acid that is extracted from black catechu as a white crystalline substance
causationcausationthe act of causing something to happen
cessationcessationa stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"
cessioncessionthe act of ceding
cetaceancetaceanlarge aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
chelationchelationthe process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds
CistercianCistercianmember of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
citationcitationthoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
cliniciancliniciana practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments
closed-chainclosed-chainhaving atoms linked by bonds represented in circular or triangular form
coarctationcoarctation(biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
cognationcognation(anthropology) related by blood
cognitioncognitionthe psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
collationcollationcareful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement
collectioncollectionthe act of gathering something together
combustioncombustionthe act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
commotioncommotionthe act of making a noisy disturbance
compactioncompactionthe act of crushing
completioncompletiona concluding action
complexioncomplexion(obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament
compunctioncompunctiona feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
conceptionconceptionthe act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
concoctionconcoctionthe act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
concretionconcretionthe union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
conditionconditionthe procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
conductionconductionthe transmission of heat or electricity or sound
confectionconfectionthe act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
ConfucianConfuciana believer in the teachings of Confucius
congestioncongestionexcessive crowding; "traffic congestion"
conjunctionconjunctionsomething that joins or connects
connectionconnectionthe act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
connexionconnexionthe act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
conniptionconniptiona display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
conscriptionconscriptioncompulsory military service
constrictionconstrictionthe action or process of compressing
constructionconstructiondrawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
consumptionconsumptionthe act of consuming something
contentioncontentionthe act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
contortioncontortionthe act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
contractioncontractionthe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
contraptioncontraptiona device or control that is very useful for a particular job
contritioncontritionsorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
convectionconvectionthe transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion
conventionconventionthe act of convening
convictionconviction(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"
co-optationco-optationthe act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)
correctioncorrectionthe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
corruptioncorruptioninducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony); "he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"
cremationcremationthe incineration of a dead body
crenationcrenationone of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
cross-sectioncross-sectionrepresenting a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length; "cross-section views of the neck"
crustaceancrustaceanany mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
cunctationcunctationthe act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
cushioncushiona soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
DalmatianDalmatiana large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
damnationdamnationthe act of damning
deceptiondeceptionan illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
decoctiondecoction(pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble drug substances by boiling
decryptiondecryptionthe activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text; "a secret key or password is required for decryption"
deductiondeductionthe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
defectiondefectionwithdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
deflationdeflationthe act of letting the air out of something
deflectiondeflectiona turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
deflexiondeflexiona turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
dejectiondejectiona state of melancholy depression
delichondelichona genus of Hirundinidae
demotiondemotionact of lowering in rank or position
dentitiondentitionthe kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
depictiondepictionrepresentation by drawing or painting etc
depletiondepletionthe act of decreasing something markedly
descriptiondescriptionsort or variety; "every description of book was there"
desorptiondesorptionchanging from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state
destructiondestructionthe termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
detectiondetectionthe act of detecting something; catching sight of something
detentiondetentiona punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home; "the detention of tardy pupils"
detractiondetractionthe act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"
detritiondetritioneffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
devotiondevotion(usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
dictationdictationmatter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage; "he signed and mailed his dictation without bothering to read it"
dieticiandieticiana specialist in the study of nutrition
dietitiandietitiana specialist in the study of nutrition
diffractiondiffractionwhen light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands
digestiondigestionlearning and coming to understand ideas and information; "his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"
dilationdilationthe act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
dilutiondilutionweakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
directiondirectionthe act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
discretiondiscretionthe trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of discernment"
disfunctiondisfunction(medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group; "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction"
disjunctiondisjunctionthe act of breaking a connection
disruptiondisruptionan act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
dissectiondissectioncutting so as to separate into pieces
distentiondistentionthe act of expanding by pressure from within
distinctiondistinctiona distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"
distortiondistortionthe mistake of misrepresenting the facts
distractiondistractionthe act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something; "conjurers are experts at misdirection"
DjiboutianDjiboutiana native or inhabitant of Djibouti
DomitianDomitianEmperor of Rome; son of Vespasian who succeeded his brother Titus; instigated a reign of terror and was assassinated as a tyrant (51-96)
donationdonationact of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
drymarchondrymarchona genus of Colubridae
durationdurationcontinuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
dysfunctiondysfunction(medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group; "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction"
editioneditionsomething a little different from others of the same type; "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "a variant of the same word"; "an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father"
EgyptianEgyptianthe ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC
ejectionejectionthe act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
elationelationa feeling of joy and pride
electionelectionthe act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession"
elutionelutionthe process of extracting one material from another by washing with a solvent to remove adsorbed material from an adsorbent (as in washing of loaded ion-exchange resins to remove captured ions); used to obtain uranium ions
emotionemotionany strong feeling
enationenationa natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
encryptionencryptionthe activity of converting data or information into code
erectionerectionthe act of building or putting up
eruptioneruptionthe emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum
ethicianethiciana philosopher who specializes in ethics
evictionevictionthe expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
exactionexactionact of demanding or levying by force or authority; "exaction of tribute"; "exaction of various dues and fees"
exceptionexceptiona deliberate act of omission; "with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news"
excerptionexcerptiona passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
excretionexcretionthe bodily process of discharging waste matter
exemptionexemptionan act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
exertionexertionuse of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
exhaustionexhaustionthe act of exhausting something entirely
expunctionexpunctiondeletion by an act of expunging or erasing
extinctionextinctionthe act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning; "the extinction of the lights"
extortionextortionthe felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
extractionextractionthe action of taking out something (especially using effort or force); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"
falchionfalchiona short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
fashionfashioncharacteristic or habitual practice
fellationfellationoral stimulation of the penis
filtrationfiltrationthe act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter
fissionfissiona nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
fixationfixation(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
flirtationflirtationplayful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
floatationfloatationfinancing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
flotationflotationfinancing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
formationformationthe act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
foundationfoundationthe act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
frustrationfrustrationan act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
furcationfurcationthe place where something divides into branches
GalatianGalatiana native or inhabitant of Galatia in Asia Minor (especially a member of a people believed to have been Gauls who conquered Galatia in the 3rd century BC)
GalicianGaliciana language spoken in Galicia in northwestern Spain; it is between Portuguese and Spanish but closer to Portuguese; sometimes considered a Portuguese or Spanish dialect
gegenscheingegenscheina faint spot of light in the night sky that appears directly opposite the position of the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space
gemmationgemmationasexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
gestationgestationthe conception and development of an idea or plan
GilbertianGilbertianwildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas; "a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley
glaciationglaciationthe process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice
gradationgradationthe act of arranging in grades
gustationgustationthe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
gyrationgyrationthe act of rotating in a circle or spiral
hydrationhydrationthe process of combining with water; usually reversible
ignitionignitionthe act of setting something on fire
illationillationthe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
impactionimpactiona sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
inactioninactionthe state of being inactive
incautionincautionthe trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
inceptioninceptionan event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
indentionindentionthe space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
indictionindictiona 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in ancient Rome and adopted in some medieval kingdoms
inductioninductionan act that sets in motion some course of events
infarctioninfarctionlocalized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
infectioninfection(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
inflationinflationthe act of filling something with air
inflectioninflectionthe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
inflexioninflexiona change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
inflictioninflictionan act causing pain or damage
infractioninfractiona crime less serious than a felony
ingestioningestionthe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
injectioninjectionthe forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
injunctioninjunction(law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity; "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"
inscriptioninscriptionthe activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words
insertioninsertionthe act of putting one thing into another
inspectioninspectiona formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
instructioninstructionthe activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
intentionintentionan act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"
intuitionintuitioninstinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
inunctioninunctionanointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
inventioninventionthe act of inventing
irruptionirruptiona sudden violent entrance; a bursting in; "the recent irruption of bad manners"
jactationjactation(pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
KampucheanKampucheana native or inhabitant of Cambodia
KechuanKechuanthe language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
kuki-chinkuki-chinKamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
lactationlactationfeeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
lallationlallationgibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
larvaceanlarvaceanany member of the class Larvacea
lavationlavationthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
laxationlaxationthe act of making something less tight
legationlegationthe post or office of legate
leprechaunleprechauna mischievous elf in Irish folklore
libationlibationthe act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony
librationlibration(astronomy) a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite; "the libration of the moon"
ligationligation(surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
lineationlineationthe act of marking or outlining with lines
locationlocationa point or extent in space
locutionlocutiona word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
logicianlogiciana person skilled at symbolic logic
lunationlunationthe period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
luncheonluncheona midday meal
LusatianLusatiana Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
luxationluxationdisplacement or misalignment of a joint or organ
magicianmagiciansomeone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
malfunctionmalfunctiona failure to function normally
ManicheanManicheanan adherent of Manichaeism
mansionmansiona large and imposing house
MauritianMauritiana native or inhabitant of Mauritius
mentationmentationthe process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
midsectionmidsectionthe middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
migrationmigrationthe movement of persons from one country or locality to another
miscreationmiscreationsomething abnormal or anomalous
misfortunemisfortuneunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
misfunctionmisfunctionfail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
missionmissionthe organized work of a religious missionary
monitionmonitiona summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted
morticianmorticianone whose business is the management of funerals
MozartianMozartianof or relating to or in the manner of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
muenchenmuenchenthe capital and largest city of Bavaria in southwestern Germany
munitionmunitiondefensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
musicianmusicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
mutationmutationa change or alteration in form or qualities
narrationnarration(rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
natationnatationthe act of someone who floats on the water
negationnegation(logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false
nidationnidation(embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
NoachianNoachianof or relating to Noah or his time; "Noachian deluge"
nonchristiannonchristiannot believing in Christ
nonfictionnonfictionprose writing that is not fictional
notationnotationthe activity of representing something by a special system of marks or characters
novationnovation(law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party
nutationnutationuncontrolled nodding
nutritionnutritionthe scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
objectionobjection(law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
oblationoblationthe act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
obstructionobstructiongetting in someone's way
obtentionobtentionthe act of obtaining
olfactionolfactionthe faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
open-chainopen-chainhaving an open chain structure
opticianopticiana worker who makes glasses for remedying defects of vision
orationorationan instance of oratory; "he delivered an oration on the decline of family values"
outstationoutstationa station in a remote or sparsely populated location
ovationovationenthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
palpationpalpationa method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
partitionpartitionthe act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
passionpassionthe trait of being intensely emotional
patricianpatriciana member of the aristocracy
pay-stationpay-stationa coin-operated telephone
pensionpensiona regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working
PenutianPenutiana family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
perceptionperceptionbecoming aware of something via the senses
perditionperdition(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
perfectionperfectionthe act of making something perfect
permeationpermeationmutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
petitionpetitiona formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
pfannkuchenpfannkuchenpuffy mildly sweet lemon-flavored egg mixture sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and served with jam or a wine or fruit sauce
PhoenicianPhoenicianthe extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world
phonationphonationthe sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations"
physicianphysiciana licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
piagetianpiagetianof or relating to or like or in the manner of Jean Piaget
placationplacationthe act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
planationplanationthe process of erosion whereby a level surface is produced
plantationplantationgarden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
plicationplicationthe act of folding in parallel folds
pollutionpollutionthe act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
positionpositionthe act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
potationpotationthe act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)
practicianpracticiansomeone who practices a learned profession
precautionprecautiona precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
predationpredationthe act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey
predictionpredictionthe act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
preemptionpreemptiona prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
pre-emptionpre-emptiona prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
prescriptionprescriptiona drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist; "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"
presumptionpresumptiona kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming; "his presumption was intolerable"
preventionpreventionthe act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
privationprivationact of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"
probationprobation(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court; "probation is part of the sentencing process"
procreationprocreationthe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
productionproduction(law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law; "the appellate court demanded the production of all documents"
projectionprojectionthe act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
promotionpromotionact of raising in rank or position
pronationpronationrotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward
proportionproportionharmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
prorationprorationthe proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer
proscriptionproscriptionrejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
prostrationprostrationthe act of assuming a prostrate position
protectionprotectionpayment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
protractionprotractionthe act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
pulsationpulsationthe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
purgationpurgationthe act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
QuechuanQuechuanthe language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
quotationquotationthe practice of quoting from books or plays etc.; "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"
reabsorptionreabsorptionthe organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation
reapportionreapportionallocate, distribute, or apportion anew; "Congressional seats are reapportioned on the basis of census data"
reassertionreassertionrenewed affirmation
receptionreceptionthe act of receiving
recreationrecreationactivity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation; "time for rest and refreshment by the pool"; "days of joyous recreation with his friends"
re-creationre-creationthe act of creating again
redactionredactionthe act of putting something in writing
redemptionredemptionthe act of purchasing back something previously sold
reductionreductionthe act of reducing complexity
reelectionreelectionelection again; "he did not run for reelection"
refectionrefectiona light meal or repast
reflationreflationinflation of currency after a period of deflation; restore the system to a previous state
reflectionreflectionthe image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
reflexionreflexionthe image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
refractionrefractionthe amount by which a propagating wave is bent
refreshenrefreshenmake fresh again
rejectionrejectionthe act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
relationrelationan abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
remotionremotionthe act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
renditionrenditionthe act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"
repletionrepletioneating until excessively full
resectionresectionsurgical removal of part of a structure or organ
resorptionresorptionthe organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation
restrictionrestrictionan act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
resumptionresumptionbeginning again
retentionretentionthe act of retaining something
retractionretractionthe act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back; "the retraction of the landing gear"; "retraction of the foreskin"
rogationrogationa solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church
rotationrotationthe act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
ruinationruinationdestruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
SadduceanSadduceanof or relating to the Sadducees
SalishanSalishana family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada
saltationsaltationa light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
salvationsalvation(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
satiationsatiationthe act of achieving full gratification
scansionscansionanalysis of verse into metrical patterns
scutcheonscutcheona shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
secretionsecretiona functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
sedationsedationthe administration of a sedative agent or drug
seditionseditionan illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
seductionseductionenticing someone astray from right behavior
selectionselectionthe act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
sensationsensationthe faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
septationseptationthe division or partitioning of a cavity into parts by a septum
serrationserrationa single notch in a row of notches; "one of the serrations was broken off"
sessionsessiona meeting devoted to a particular activity; "a filming session"; "a gossip session"
shahaptianshahaptiana Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian
sichuansichuana populous province of south central China
solutionsolutionthe successful action of solving a problem; "the solution took three hours"
solvationsolvationa chemical process in which solvent molecules and molecules or ions of the solute combine to form a compound
sortitionsortitionmaking a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
spallationspallation(physics) a nuclear reaction in which a bombarded nucleus breaks up into many particles; "some astronomers believe that the solar system was formed by spallation when the sun was a very young star"
speciationspeciationthe evolution of a biological species
spoilationspoilationthe act of stripping and taking by force
stagflationstagflationa period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)
stagnationstagnationa state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
stanchionstanchionany vertical post or rod used as a support
starvationstarvationthe act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine; "the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender"; "they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"
striationstriationa stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
subductionsubductiona geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate
subjectionsubjectionthe act of conquering
subjunctionsubjunctionthe act of supplementing
suboceansuboceanformed or situated or occurring beneath the ocean or the ocean bed; "suboceanic oil resources"
subscriptionsubscriptionthe act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document); "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"
subsectionsubsectiona section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
substationsubstationa subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network
subsumptionsubsumptionincorporating something under a more general category
subtractionsubtractionthe act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
subventionsubventionthe act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
sudationsudationthe process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid; "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
suggestionsuggestionthe act of inducing hypnosis
summationsummationthe arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; "the summation of four and three gives seven"; "four plus three equals seven"
suspicionsuspicionbeing of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"
szechuanszechuana populous province of south central China
tacticiantacticiana person who is skilled at planning tactics
TahitianTahitianthe Oceanic language spoken on Tahiti
taxationtaxationthe imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state
techniciantechniciansomeone whose occupation involves training in a specific technical process
temptationtemptationthe act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"
tensiontensionthe action of stretching something tight; "tension holds the belt in the pulleys"
testaceantestaceanany of various rhizopods of the order Testacea characterized by having a shell
titrationtitrationa measured amount of a solution of unknown concentration is added to a known volume of a second solution until the reaction between them is just complete; the concentration of the unknown solution (the titer) can then be calculated
torsiontorsiona twisting force
traditiontraditiona specific practice of long standing
transactiontransactionthe act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
transcriptiontranscriptionthe act of making a record (especially an audio record); "she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth"
transductiontransductionthe process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form; "the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone"
transitiontransitionthe act of passing from one state or place to the next
translationtranslationthe act of uniform movement
trichiontrichionpoint where the hairline meets the midpoint of the forehead
TriglochinTriglochinperennial or annual bog or marsh plants; includes arrow grass
truncationtruncationthe act of cutting short; "it is an obvious truncation of the verse"; "they were sentenced to a truncation of their limbs"
truncheontruncheona short stout club used primarily by policemen
TsimshianTsimshiana Penutian language spoken by the Tsimshian
unchristianunchristiannot of a Christian faith
vacationvacationthe act of making something legally void
venationvenation(zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal
venditionvenditionthe act of selling goods for a living
VenetianVenetiana resident of Venice
vernationvernation(botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens
vexationvexationthe act of troubling or annoying someone
vibrationvibrationthe act of vibrating
vitiationvitiationnullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null; "the vitiation of the contract"
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