Sensational Suffixes: TION (Part 2) – 388 Words

echolocation

determination of the position of objects by reflected sound

edification

uplifting enlightenment

edition

the form in which a text is published

education

activities that impart knowledge or skill

effectuation

the act of implementing ; carrying into effect

ejaculation

the discharge of semen in males

ejection

the act of expelling or projecting

elaboration

developing in intricate and painstaking detail

elation

a feeling of joy and pride

election

vote to select the winner of a position or political office

electrocution

execution by electricity

elevation

distance of something above a reference point

elicitation

stimulation that calls up a particular class of behaviors

elimination

the act of removing or getting rid of something

elocution

an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice

elongation

the act of lengthening something

elucidation

an act of explaining that serves to cast light on

emaciation

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

emanation

the act of emitting; causing to flow forth

emancipation

freeing someone from the control of another

embarkation

the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft

embrocation

a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

emendation

a correction by emending

emigration

moving from one place in order to settle in another

emotion

any strong feeling

emulation

effort to equal or surpass another

encryption

the activity of converting data or information into code

enumeration

the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

enunciation

the articulation of speech with regards to intelligibility

equation

a mathematical statement that two expressions are the same

equivocation

intentional vagueness or ambiguity

eradication

the complete destruction of every trace of something

erection

the act of building or putting up

erudition

profound scholarly knowledge

eruption

the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge

escalation

an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy

estimation

an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

estivation

cessation or slowing of activity during the summer

evacuation

the act of leaving a dangerous place in an orderly fashion

evaluation

the act of ascertaining or judging the quality of

evaporation

the process of becoming a vapor

eviction

expulsion of someone, especially a tenant, from a property

evocation

stimulation that calls up a particular class of behaviors

evolution

sequence of events involved in the development of a species

exacerbation

action that makes a problem or a disease worse

exaction

act of demanding or levying by force or authority

exaggeration

making to seem more important than it really is

exaltation

the elevation of a person, as to the status of a god

examination

the act of scrutinizing something closely (as for mistakes)

exasperation

actions that cause great irritation

excavation

the act of digging

exception

an instance that does not conform to a rule

excitation

the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

exclamation

an abrupt excited utterance

excommunication

cutting a person off from a religious society

excoriation

severe censure

excretion

the bodily process of discharging waste matter

excruciation

a state of acute pain

exculpation

the act of freeing from guilt or blame

execration

hate coupled with disgust

execution

putting a condemned person to death

exemplification

showing by example

exemption

an act freeing someone from obligations

exertion

use of physical or mental energy; hard work

exfoliation

the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin

exhalation

the act of expelling air from the lungs

exhaustion

extreme fatigue

exhibition

the act of displaying or demonstrating

exhilaration

the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

exhortation

an earnest attempt at persuasion

exhumation

the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried

exoneration

the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation

expatiation

a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail

expatriation

the act of expelling a person from their native land

expectation

belief about the future

expedition

an organized group of people undertaking a journey

experimentation

the testing of an idea

expiation

compensation for a wrong

expiration

a coming to an end of a contract period

explanation

making something plain or intelligible

explication

a detailed discussion of the meaning of something

exploitation

an act that victimizes someone

exploration

travel for the purpose of discovery

exponentiation

the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power

exportation

the commercial activity of selling and shipping goods to a foreign country

exposition

a collection of things for public display

expostulation

an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

expropriation

taking out of an owner’s hands

extenuation

a partial excuse to mitigate censure

extermination

the act of getting rid of by killing off

extinction

the state of being no longer in existence

extirpation

the act of pulling up or out

extortion

unjust exaction, as by the misuse of authority

extraction

taking out something

extradition

surrender of an accused by one state or country to another

extrapolation

an inference about the future based on known facts

extrication

the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition

exudation

the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores

exultation

the utterance of sounds expressing great joy

fabrication

the act of making a product from raw materials

facilitation

act of assisting the progress or improvement of something

faction

a dissenting clique

factorization

(mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity

falsification

a willful perversion of facts

fascination

the state of being intensely interested

federation

an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

felicitation

an expression of pleasure at the good fortune of another

fermentation

breaking down an organic substance, as sugar into alcohol

fertilization

making productive by adding nutrients

fibrillation

muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination

fiction

a literary work based on the imagination

filtration

the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium

fixation

the activity of fastening something firmly in position

flagellation

beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

flection

the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

flotation

the phenomenon of remaining on the surface of a liquid

fluctuation

an instance of change

foliation

(botany) the process of forming leaves

foreordination

being determined in advance

formication

hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines

formulation

the act of inventing or contriving an idea or explanation

fornication

sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

fortification

a defensive structure

forward motion

the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

foundation

the basis on which something is grounded

fraction

a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

fragmentation

the separation of something into pieces or particles

friction

the resistance when a body is moved in contact with another

fruition

the condition of bearing fruit

frustration

an act of hindering someone’s plans or efforts

fulmination

the act of exploding with noise and violence

fumigation

the application of gas or smoke to kill pests or disinfect

function

what something is used for

furcation

the place where something divides into branches

gemination

the act of copying or making a duplicate of something

generalization

the process of abstracting common properties of instances

generation

group of genetically related organisms in a line of descent

gentrification

the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class

germination

the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow

gestation

the period during which an embryo develops

gesticulation

a deliberate and vigorous motion of the hands or body

glaciation

the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice

globalization

growth to a worldwide scale

glorification

a state of high honor

gradation

relative position in a ranked series

graduation

the successful completion of a program of study

granulation

the act of forming something into granules or grains

gratification

the act or an instance of satisfying

gravitation

the force of attraction between all masses in the universe

gumption

fortitude and determination

gustation

the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth

gyration

the act of rotating in a circle or spiral

habitation

the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place

habituation

a general adaptation to unchanging environmental conditions

hallucination

illusory perception

hesitation

the act of pausing uncertainly

hibernation

the resting state in which some animals pass the winter

humiliation

depriving one of self-esteem

ideation

the process of forming and relating thoughts

identification

the act of designating something

ignition

the process of initiating combustion or catching fire

illation

the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

illumination

the quality of providing light

illustration

a visual representation to make a subject easy to understand

imagination

the ability to form mental images of things or events

imbibition

the act of consuming liquids

imitation

copying the actions of someone else

immigration

movement of persons into a place

immolation

killing or offering as a sacrifice

immunization

the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)

impaction

the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed

impartation

the transmission of information

imperfection

the state or an instance of being flawed

impersonation

pretending to be someone else

implantation

the act of planting or setting in the ground

implementation

the act of providing a means for accomplishing something

implication

something that is inferred

importation

the commercial activity of buying goods from another country

imposition

the act of enforcing something

imprecation

the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil

impregnation

creation by the physical union of male and female gametes

improvisation

a performance given without planning or preparation

imputation

the attribution to a source or cause

inaction

the state of being inactive

inanition

exhaustion resulting from lack of food

inattention

lack of attention

inauguration

the ceremonial induction into a position

incantation

a ritual reciting of words believed to have a magical effect

incarceration

the state of being imprisoned

incarnation

act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas

inception

an event that is a beginning

incineration

the act of burning something completely

incitation

an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating

inclination

the act of bending forward

inconsideration

the quality of failing to be considerate of others

incorporation

the consolidation two or more things

incrustation

the formation of a crust

incubation

(pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear

inculcation

teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction

inculpation

an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

indemnification

compensation for loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance

indentation

the space left between the margin and a line set in

indention

the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

indication

the act of pointing out by name

indigestion

a stomach disorder characterized by discomfort or pain

indignation

a feeling of righteous anger

indirection

deceitful action that is not straightforward

indiscretion

the trait of lacking good judgment or tact

indisposition

a certain degree of unwillingness

individuation

the quality of being individual

indoctrination

teaching someone to accept beliefs uncritically

induction

the act of bringing about something

industrialization

the development of commercial enterprise

inebriation

a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol

infatuation

a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love

infection

the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

infestation

the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites

infiltration

a process in which individuals penetrate an area

inflammation

the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

inflation

the act of filling something with air

inflection

the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

infliction

the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

information

knowledge acquired through study or experience

infraction

a violation of a law or rule

infuriation

a feeling of intense anger

ingestion

the process of taking food into the body through the mouth

inhabitation

the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place

inhalation

the act of drawing in air or other gases

inhibition

the action of forbidding

inhumation

the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

initiation

the act of starting something for the first time

injection

the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure

injunction

a judicial remedy to prohibit a party from doing something

innovation

the act of starting something for the first time

inoculation

taking a vaccine as a precaution against a disease

inquisition

a severe interrogation

inscription

the activity of carving or engraving letters or words

insertion

the act of putting one thing into another

insinuation

an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

insolation

incident solar radiation

inspection

a formal or official examination

inspiration

arousal of the mind to unusual activity or creativity

installation

the act of installing something (as equipment)

instauration

the act of starting something for the first time

instigation

deliberate and intentional triggering

institution

a custom that has been an important feature of some group

instruction

activities that impart knowledge or skill

instrumentation

the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation

insubordination

defiance of authority

insulation

reduction of the transmission of sound, heat, or electricity

insurrection

organized opposition to authority

integration

the act of combining into a whole

intellection

the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

intensification

action that makes something stronger or more extreme

intention

an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions

interaction

a mutual or reciprocal deed

interception

the act of intercepting

intercommunication

mutual communication; communication with each other

interdiction

authoritative prohibition

interjection

an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion

interpolation

the action of interjecting an action or remark

interposition

the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

interpretation

the act of expressing something in an artistic performance

interrogation

an instance of questioning

interruption

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

intersection

the act of meeting at a point

intervention

the act of interposing one thing between or among others

intimation

a slight suggestion or vague understanding

intimidation

the act of scaring a weaker person to make them do something

intonation

the act of singing in a monotonous tone

intoxication

the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance

introduction

the act of beginning something new

introspection

contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct

intuition

instinctive knowing, without the use of rational processes

inundation

an overwhelming number or amount

invalidation

a formal termination

invention

the act of making something new

investigation

an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

invigoration

the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something

invitation

a request to be present or take part in something

invocation

the act of appealing for help

involution

the act of sharing in the activities of a group

irresolution

the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose

irrigation

the act of supplying dry land with water by artificial means

irritation

something that causes annoyance or trouble

irruption

a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in

isolation

the act of setting something apart from others

itemization

the act of making a list of things

iteration

the act or process of doing or saying again

jactitation

a false boast that can harm others

jubilation

a feeling of extreme joy

junction

an act of joining or adjoining things

jurisdiction

the territory within which power can be exercised

justification

the act of defending or explaining by reasoning

juxtaposition

the act of positioning close together

laceration

the act of tearing irregularly

lactation

the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands

lamentation

the passionate activity of expressing grief

lamination

bonding thin sheets together

lapidation

the act of pelting with stones

laxation

the act of making something less tight

legislation

the act of making or enacting laws

levitation

the phenomenon of rising as if by supernatural means

libation

the act of pouring a liquid offering as a religious ceremony

liberalization

the act of making less strict

liberation

the act of freeing someone or something

ligation

tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature

limitation

an act of restricting (as by regulation)

lineation

the act of marking or outlining with lines

liposuction

lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction

liquidation

termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

litigation

a legal proceeding in a court

localization

a determination of the place where something is

location

the act of putting something in a certain place

locomotion

the power or ability to move

locution

a word or phrase that people use in particular situations

lotion

any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin

lubrication

the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant

lucubration

laborious cogitation

maceration

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

machination

a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends

macroevolution

evolution on a large scale extending over geologic era and resulting in the formation of new taxonomic groups

magnification

the act of expanding something in apparent size

malediction

the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil

malformation

something abnormal or anomalous

malfunction

fail to work properly

malnutrition

a state of poor nourishment

manifestation

a clear appearance

manipulation

exerting shrewd or devious influence for one’s own advantage

matriculation

admission to a group, especially a college or university

maturation

the act of coming to full development

maximization

the act of raising to the highest possible point

mediation

the act of intervening to bring about a settlement

medication

something that treats or prevents the symptoms of disease

meditation

continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject

memorialization

a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something

memorization

learning so as to be able to remember verbatim

menstruation

the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

mentation

the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

mention

make reference to

microevolution

evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies

midsection

the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

migration

the movement of persons from one locality to another

minimization

the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position

ministration

assistance in time of difficulty

misapplication

wrong use or application

misappropriation

the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

miscegenation

marriage or reproduction by people of different races

misconception

an incorrect assumption

misdirection

incorrect directions or instructions

misinformation

information that is incorrect

misinterpretation

applying the wrong reading

misrepresentation

a misleading falsehood

mitigation

the action of lessening in severity or intensity

mobilization

act of organizing and making ready for use or action

moderation

the quality of avoiding extremes

modernization

the act of making up-to-date in appearance or behavior

modification

the act of making something different

modulation

the act of adjusting according to due measure and proportion

molestation

the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)

mollification

the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined

monetization

establishing something as the legal tender of a country

monition

cautionary advice about something imminent

mortification

strong feelings of embarrassment

motion

the act of changing location from one place to another

motivation

psychological feature arousing action toward a desired goal

multiplication

arithmetic operation determining the product of two numbers

mummification

the act of embalming, drying, and wrapping a dead body

munition

weapons considered collectively

mutation

a change or alteration in form or qualities

mystification

confusion resulting from failure to understand

narration

giving an account describing a course of events

natation

the act of someone who swims or floats in the water

nation

a politically organized body of people under a government

natural selection

a process in which organisms evolve to adapt to environment

naturalization

the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship

navigation

the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

negation

the speech act of denying or refusing

negotiation

a discussion intended to produce an agreement

neutralization

action intended to nullify the effects of some action

nomination

the act of officially naming a candidate

nonfiction

prose writing that is not formed by the imagination

notation

a comment or instruction (usually added)

notification

informing by words

notion

a general inclusive concept

nullification

counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

numeration

the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

nutrition

the organic process of nourishing or being nourished
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