2992 Words That End With ON

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abandon (verb) forsake, leave behind
(verb) give up with the intent of never claiming again Synonyms: give up
(verb) leave behind empty; move out of Synonyms: empty, vacate
(verb) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims Synonyms: give up
(verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch Synonyms: desert, desolate, forsake
(noun) the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry Synonyms: unconstraint, wantonness
(noun) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity Synonyms: wildness
abarticulation (noun) dislocation of a joint
abbreviation (noun) a shortened form of a word or phrase
(noun) shortening something by omitting parts of it
abdication (noun) a formal resignation and renunciation of powers Synonyms: stepping down
(noun) the act of abdicating Synonyms: stepping down
abduction (noun) the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
(noun) (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
aberration (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm Synonyms: deviance, aberrance, aberrancy
(noun) a disorder in one's mental state
(noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image Synonyms: distortion, optical aberration
abjection (noun) a low or downcast state Synonyms: degradation, abasement
abjuration (noun) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion Synonyms: retraction, recantation
ablactation (noun) the cessation of lactation
(noun) the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal Synonyms: weaning
ablation (noun) surgical removal of a body part or tissue Synonyms: excision, extirpation, cutting out
(noun) the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
ablution (noun) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
abnegation (noun) the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
(noun) renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others Synonyms: denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
abocclusion (noun) the condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting
abolition (noun) the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) Synonyms: abolishment
abomination (noun) a person who is loathsome or disgusting
(noun) hate coupled with disgust Synonyms: execration, detestation, odium, abhorrence, loathing
(noun) an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
abortion (noun) termination of pregnancy
(noun) failure of a plan Synonyms: miscarriage
abrasion (noun) an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off Synonyms: scratch, scrape, excoriation
(noun) erosion by friction Synonyms: detrition, attrition, corrasion
(noun) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice Synonyms: detrition, grinding, attrition
abreaction (noun) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions Synonyms: katharsis, catharsis
abrogation (noun) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation Synonyms: repeal, annulment
abruption (noun) an instance of sudden interruption Synonyms: breaking off
abscission (noun) shedding of flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of scar tissue in a plant
(noun) the act of cutting something off Synonyms: cutting off
absolution (noun) the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
(noun) the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance Synonyms: remission, remission of sin, remittal
absolutisation (noun) the process of rendering something absolute or converting it into an absolute. Synonyms: absolutization
absolutization (noun) the process of rendering something absolute or converting it into an absolute. Synonyms: absolutisation
absorption (noun) (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid Synonyms: soaking up
(noun) (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
(noun) the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another Synonyms: assimilation
(noun) the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion Synonyms: assimilation
(noun) complete attention; intense mental effort Synonyms: immersion, concentration, engrossment
(noun) the mental state of being preoccupied by something Synonyms: preoccupancy, preoccupation, engrossment
abstention (noun) the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) Synonyms: abstinence
abstraction (noun) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance Synonyms: abstract
(noun) the act of withdrawing or removing something
(noun) the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances Synonyms: generalisation, generalization
(noun) an abstract painting
(noun) preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else Synonyms: abstractedness
(noun) a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples Synonyms: abstract entity
acanthion (noun) the craniometric point at the anterior extremity of the intermaxillary suture
acceleration (noun) an increase in rate of change
(noun) the act of accelerating; increasing the speed Synonyms: quickening, speedup
(noun) (physics) a rate of increase of velocity
accentuation (noun) the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
(noun) the act of giving special importance or significance to something Synonyms: emphasizing, accenting
acceptation (noun) acceptance as true or valid
(noun) the accepted meaning of a word Synonyms: word meaning, word sense
(noun) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception Synonyms: espousal, acceptance, adoption
accession (noun) a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
(noun) (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement
(noun) something added to what you already have Synonyms: addition
(noun) agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly) Synonyms: assenting
(noun) the right to enter Synonyms: entree, access, admission, admittance
(noun) the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne) Synonyms: rise to power
(verb) make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
acclamation (noun) enthusiastic approval Synonyms: plaudit, plaudits, eclat, acclaim
acclimation (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimatisation, acclimatization
acclimatisation (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimation, acclimatization
acclimatization (noun) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) Synonyms: acclimation, acclimatisation
accommodation (noun) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances Synonyms: adjustment, fitting
(noun) a settlement of differences
(noun) in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
(noun) living quarters provided for public convenience
(noun) the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
(noun) (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
accordion (noun) a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player Synonyms: squeeze box
accreditation (noun) the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
accretion (noun) an increase by natural growth or addition Synonyms: accumulation
(noun) something contributing to growth or increase
(noun) (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
(noun) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
(noun) (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
(noun) (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)
acculturation (noun) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture Synonyms: enculturation, socialisation, socialization
(noun) all the knowledge and values shared by a society Synonyms: culture
(noun) the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure Synonyms: assimilation
accumulation (noun) an increase by natural growth or addition Synonyms: accretion
(noun) several things grouped together or considered as a whole Synonyms: collection, aggregation, assemblage
(noun) the act of accumulating Synonyms: accrual, accruement
(noun) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
accusation (noun) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt Synonyms: accusal
(noun) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence Synonyms: charge
acetylation (noun) the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound
acidification (noun) the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid
acquisition (noun) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
(noun) something acquired
(noun) the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge Synonyms: learning
(noun) an ability that has been acquired by training Synonyms: accomplishment, attainment, skill, acquirement
acromion (noun) the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade Synonyms: acromial process
actinon (noun) any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103 Synonyms: actinide, actinoid
action (noun) something done (usually as opposed to something said)
(noun) the state of being active Synonyms: activity, activeness
(noun) a military engagement Synonyms: military action
(noun) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings) Synonyms: activity, natural action, natural process
(noun) the series of events that form a plot
(noun) the trait of being active and energetic and forceful
(noun) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism Synonyms: action mechanism
(noun) a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong Synonyms: action at law, legal action
(noun) an act by a government body or supranational organization
(noun) the most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field
(noun) In firearms terminology, the mechanism that handles the ammunition (loads, locks, fires, and extracts the cartridges).
(verb) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against Synonyms: process, sue, litigate
(verb) put in effect Synonyms: execute, carry through, accomplish, carry out, fulfil, fulfill
activation (noun) stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
(noun) the activity of causing to have energy and be active Synonyms: energizing, activating
(noun) making active and effective (as a bomb)
actualisation (noun) making real or giving the appearance of reality Synonyms: realisation, realization, actualization
actualization (noun) making real or giving the appearance of reality Synonyms: realisation, realization, actualisation
actuation (noun) the act of propelling Synonyms: propulsion
acylation (noun) the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound
adaptation (noun) a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form Synonyms: version
(noun) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) Synonyms: adjustment, adaption
(noun) (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
adaption (noun) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) Synonyms: adaptation, adjustment
addiction (noun) being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) Synonyms: dependency, habituation, dependance, dependence
(noun) an abnormally strong craving
(noun) (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
addition (noun) a component that is added to something to improve it Synonyms: improver, add-on
(noun) the act of adding one thing to another
(noun) a quantity that is added Synonyms: increase, gain
(noun) something added to what you already have Synonyms: accession
(noun) a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
(noun) the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers Synonyms: plus, summation
adduction (noun) (physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
adhesion (noun) abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
(noun) a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
(noun) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition Synonyms: bond, adherence, adhesiveness
(noun) faithful support for a cause or political party or religion Synonyms: adherence, attachment
adiaphoron (noun) a religious ceremonial or ritual observance that is held to be an affair of the individual conscience because it is neither forbidden nor enjoined by the scriptures.
(noun) (Stoic philosophy) a matter having no moral merit or demerit.
adjudication (noun) the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
adjunction (noun) an act of joining or adjoining things Synonyms: junction
adjuration (noun) a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
administration (noun) a method of tending to or managing the affairs of some group of people (especially the group's business affairs) Synonyms: disposal
(noun) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something Synonyms: organisation, organization, governance, establishment, brass, governing body
(noun) the act of administering medication Synonyms: giving medication
(noun) the tenure of a president Synonyms: presidency, presidential term
(noun) the act of governing; exercising authority Synonyms: governance, governing, government, government activity
(noun) the act of meting out justice according to the law Synonyms: judicature
admiration (noun) a feeling of delighted approval and liking Synonyms: esteem
(noun) the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising Synonyms: wonder, wonderment
(noun) a favorable judgment Synonyms: appreciation
admission (noun) the act of admitting someone to enter Synonyms: admittance
(noun) an acknowledgment of the truth of something
(noun) the fee charged for admission Synonyms: price of admission, entrance fee, entrance money, admission charge, admission fee, admission price
(noun) the right to enter Synonyms: entree, access, accession, admittance
admonition (noun) cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) Synonyms: monition, warning, word of advice
(noun) a firm rebuke Synonyms: monition, admonishment
adoption (noun) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception Synonyms: espousal, acceptance, acceptation
(noun) a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
(noun) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source Synonyms: borrowing
adoration (noun) a feeling of profound love and admiration Synonyms: worship
(noun) the act of admiring strongly Synonyms: idolisation, idolization
(noun) the worship given to God alone Synonyms: latria
adsorption (noun) the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid Synonyms: surface assimilation
adulation (noun) servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
adulteration (noun) being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating Synonyms: debasement
(noun) the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)
adumbration (noun) the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand Synonyms: prefiguration, foreshadowing
(noun) a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation
advection (noun) (meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties
advowson (noun) the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
aeon (noun) (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe Synonyms: eon
(noun) the longest division of geological time Synonyms: eon
(noun) an immeasurably long period of time Synonyms: eon
aeration (noun) the process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
(noun) the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent
aestivation (noun) (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period Synonyms: estivation
(noun) (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens Synonyms: estivation
affectation (noun) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display Synonyms: mannerism, pose, affectedness
affection (noun) a positive feeling of liking Synonyms: heart, warmness, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, philia, warmheartedness
affiliation (noun) a social or business relationship Synonyms: association, tie, tie-up
(noun) the act of becoming formally connected or joined
affirmation (noun) a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something Synonyms: avouchment, avowal
(noun) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something Synonyms: statement, assertion
(noun) (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
(noun) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
affixation (noun) the result of adding an affix to a root word
(noun) formation of a word by means of an affix
(noun) the act of attaching or affixing something Synonyms: attachment
affliction (noun) a state of great suffering and distress due to adversity
(noun) a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
(noun) a cause of great suffering and distress
afforestation (noun) the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
affrication (noun) the conversion of a simple stop consonant into an affricate
affusion (noun) the act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head
afternoon (noun) the part of the day between noon and evening
(noun) a conventional expression of greeting or farewell, used to wish someone a good afternoon Synonyms: good afternoon
aftersensation (noun) an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased Synonyms: afterimage
agglomeration (noun) a jumbled collection or mass
(noun) the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
agglutination (noun) a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
(noun) the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
(noun) the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated Synonyms: agglutinating activity
aggravation (noun) an exasperated feeling of annoyance Synonyms: exasperation
(noun) unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment Synonyms: irritation, provocation
(noun) action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse Synonyms: exacerbation
aggregation (noun) several things grouped together or considered as a whole Synonyms: collection, accumulation, assemblage
(noun) the act of gathering something together Synonyms: collecting, collection, assembling
aggression (noun) a disposition to behave aggressively
(noun) a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack Synonyms: aggressiveness
(noun) violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked Synonyms: hostility
(noun) the act of initiating hostilities
(noun) deliberately unfriendly behavior
agitation (noun) a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
(noun) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development Synonyms: ferment, fermentation, unrest, tempestuousness
(noun) the feeling of being agitated; not calm
(noun) disturbance usually in protest Synonyms: upheaval, hullabaloo, excitement, turmoil
(noun) the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
agnation (noun) line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family Synonyms: patrilineage
agon (noun) a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
agraphon (noun) (usually plural) a saying of Jesus not in the canonical gospels but found in other New Testament or early Christian writings.
aileron (noun) an airfoil that controls lateral motion

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