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suspended action abeyance
case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb ablative , ablative case
action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence abomination
abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo abortion pill , mifepristone , RU 486
action of accomplishing something accomplishment , achievement
(television) showing again some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on video tape action replay , replay
action expressed by the verb active
voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb active , active voice
policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal activism
force or incite to action actuate , goad , impel , spur
mechanism that puts something into automatic action actuator
action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting adornment
catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action Adrenalin , adrenaline , epinephrin , epinephrine
benefit resulting from some event or action advantage , reward
proposal for an appropriate course of action advice
urge a view, action advocate , champion , commend , promote
emotion separate from thought, action affect
state of being in action or exerting power agency
action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse aggravation , exacerbation
violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked aggression , hostility
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