II. Prospective Volition
1. Conceptional volition
sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche, brouillon; rough cast, rough draft, draught, draught copy; copy; proof, revise.
forecast, program(me), prospectus; carte du pays; card; bill, protocol; order of the day, list of agenda; bill of fare (food) [more]; base of operations; platform, plank, slate [U. S.], ticket [U. S.].
role; policy (line of conduct) [more].
contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device; pipelaying [U.S.]; stratagem (cunning) [more]; trick (deception) [more]; alternative, loophole; shift (substitute) [more]; last shift (necessity) [more].
measure, step; stroke, stroke of policy; master stroke; trump card, court card; cheval de bataille, great gun; coup, coup d'etat; clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke; bright thought, bright idea.
intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machination; underplot, counterplot.
schemer, schemist, schematist; strategist, machinator; projector, artist, promoter, designer; conspirator; intrigant (cunning) [more].
[Verbs] plan, scheme, design, frame, contrive, project, forecast, sketch; devise, invent (imagine) [more]; set one's wits to work [more]; spring a project; fall upon, hit upon; strike out, chalk out, cut out, lay out, map out; lay down a plan; shape out a course, mark out a course; predetermine [more]; concert, preconcert, preestablish; prepare [more]; hatch, hatch a plot, concoct; take steps, take measures.
cast, recast, systematize, organize; arrange [more]; digest, mature.
plot; counterplot, countermine; dig a mine; lay a train; intrigue (cunning) [more].
[Adjectives] planned; strategic, strategical; planning; in course of preparation [more]; under consideration; on the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.