1. dark adaptation the process of adjusting the eyes to low levels of illumination; cones adapt first; rods continue to adapt for up to four hours
  2. trepidation a feeling of alarm or dread
  3. connotation an idea that is implied or suggested
  4. direct quotation a report of the exact words used in a discourse
  5. adaptation the process of adjusting or conforming to new conditions
  6. decapitation execution by cutting off the victim's head
  7. drug addiction an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
  8. degradation a change to a lower state
  9. direct action a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
  10. precipitation the falling to earth of any form of water
  11. decrepitation the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated
  12. light adaptation the process of adjusting the eyes to relatively high levels of illumination; the pupil constricts and the cones system is operative
  13. accreditation the act of granting official approval or recognition
  14. repetition the act of doing or performing again
  15. transportation the act of moving something from one location to another
  16. market penetration the extent to which a product is recognized and bought by customers in a particular market
  17. reputation the general estimation that the public has for a person
  18. denotation the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
  19. argumentation the methodical process of logical reasoning
  20. premeditation planning or plotting in advance of acting