A now, a new word, at least for me.
Anyone know what a ruction is? Rhymes with fluxion and suction.
It dates from about 1825 and is of unknown origin. My Webster's says it could be short for insurrection. Ruckus, dating from 1890 is possibly a blend of ruction and rumpus.
Ruction: A rough and often noisy fight. The tomcats outside my window caused such a ruction I was kept up half the night.
Ruction: A state of noisy, confused activity. There was a ruction on the floor of the political convention.
Plural: There will be runtions when she learns he cheated on her.
I think it's a great word.
ado, affray, altercation, argument, ballyhoo, blather, bobbery, bother, brawl, broil, bustle, clash, clatter, clutter, combat, commotion, conflict, contest, din, dispute, disturbance, donnybrook,
fisticuffs, flurry, foofaraw, fracas, fray, free-for-all, fun, furor, fuss, fuss and bother, handgrips, hassle, helter-skelter, hoo-ha, hoopla, horseplay, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane,
hurry, hurry-scurry, hustle, kerfuffle, kickup, melee, moil, pandemonium, pother, quarrel, rough-and-tumble, roughhousing, row, ruckus, rumpus, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, shindy, skirmish, spat, squabble, squall, stew, stir, storm, struggle, tiff, to-do, tumult, turmoil, tussle, uproar, welter, whirl, wrangle, zoo
Okay, now it's your turn. Give us a sentence using the word ruction.