1. diction the manner in which something is expressed in words
  2. dictionary a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words
  3. benediction a blessing or ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
  4. slide action action mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun
  5. litigation a legal proceeding in a court
  6. police action a local military action without declaration of war
  7. prediction a statement made about the future
  8. malediction the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
  9. production the act or process of making something
  10. valediction a farewell oration
  11. claudication disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
  12. delayed action a mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture
  13. predication a declaration of something self-evident
  14. induction the act of bringing about something
  15. bye-election a special election between regular elections
  16. vindication the act of defending against criticism or censure
  17. by-election a special election between regular elections
  18. protection the activity of shielding someone or something
  19. protectionism the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition
  20. build upon be based on; of theories and claims, for example