III. VOLUNTARY ACTION
1. Simple voluntary action
[Nouns] inaction, passiveness, abstinence from action; noninterference; Fabian policy, conservative policy; neglect [more].
[Verbs] not do, not act, not attempt; be inactive [more]; abstain from doing, do nothing, hold, spare; not stir, not move, not lift a finger, not lift a foot, not lift a peg; fold one's arms, fold one's hands; leave alone, let alone; let be, let pass, let things take their course, let it have its way, let well alone; quieta non movere; stare super antiquas vias; rest and be thankful, live and let live; lie rest upon one's oars; laisser aller, faire; stand aloof; refrain (avoid) [more] keep oneself from doing; remit one's efforts, relax one's efforts; desist (relinquish) [more]; stop (cease) [more]; pause (be quiet) [more].
wait, lie in wait, bide one's time, take time, tide it over.
cool one's heels, kick one's heels; while away the time, while away tedious hours; pass the time, fill up the time, beguile the time; talk against time; waste time (inactive) [more].
lie by, lie on the shelf, lie in ordinary, lie idle, lie to, lie fallow; keep quiet, slug; have nothing to do, whistle for want of thought.
undo, do away with; take down, take to pieces; destroy [more].
[Interjections] so let it be! stop! [more]; hands off!