1. sustainment the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
  2. containment the act of keeping something from spreading
  3. curtailment the state or process of being cut short
  4. atonement the act of making amends for sin or wrongdoing
  5. detainment a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  6. attainment the act of achieving an aim
  7. refinement the result of improving something
  8. retirement the state of being withdrawn from one's business
  9. entertainment an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
  10. denouement the outcome of a complex sequence of events
  11. restatement a revised statement
  12. edutainment entertainment that is intended to be educational
  13. obtainment the act of obtaining
  14. statement the act of affirming or asserting something
  15. arraignment the act of calling someone before a court to be formally charged and to enter a plea
  16. settlement the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  17. cerement burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
  18. tenement a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
  19. certainty the state of being certain
  20. bereavement state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one