ruction /RUK-shən/. noun. A noisy disturbance; an uproar. Etymology unclear, but possibly derived from insurrection (not to mention destruction, which was first recorded almost 500 years earlier), or even eruption. See also: ruckus (rumpus + ruction?), rumpus, rookery and ruffle.
“Oh God, but is hard sometimes to love one another; if he get on like a beast, bind him hand and foot. I can’t have no ruction in this place.” (Derek Walcott)
“Pratt was raving. He appeared to be not only sore because the general ruction had spoiled his barbecue plans and ruined the tail end of his country sojourn, but specifically and pointedly sore at Wolfe for vague but active reasons…” (Rex Stout)
“They arrived at the church and waded through the tall, unshorn grass of the graveyard, amongst crooked ranks of crucifixes, stones and slabs, many of them askew and at oblique angles, as though they had been displaced by some crazy ruction of the earth.” (Jonathan Barnes)