1. derision the act of treating with contempt
  2. duration the period of time during which something continues
  3. diction the manner in which something is expressed in words
  4. alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
  5. decoration the act of adorning something
  6. attrition the act of rubbing together
  7. derivation the source or origin from which something comes
  8. federation an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
  9. saturation the process of totally infusing something with a substance
  10. maturation the act of coming to full development
  11. derogation a communication that belittles somebody or something
  12. desertion withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
  13. denotation the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
  14. deviation a variation from the standard or norm
  15. detrition effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
  16. iteration the act or process of doing or saying again
  17. narration giving an account describing a course of events
  18. moderation the quality of avoiding extremes
  19. dictionary a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words
  20. reiteration an act or instance of repeating something

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