Words Relating to the Voluntary Powers
Division I.Individual Volition
Section III.Voluntary Action
1°. Simple Voluntary Action
Deed, act, overt act, stitch, touch, move, strike, blow, coup, feat, stunt, exploit, passage, stroke of policy, tour de force, coup de main, coup d'état.
(Verbs). To act, do, work, operate, do or transact business, practise, perpetrate, perform 729, officiate, exercise, commit, inflict, strike a blow, handle, take in hand, put in hand, run.
To labour, drudge, toil, ply, set to work, pull the oar, serve, officiate, go about, turn one's hand to, dabble; to have in hand.
(Phrases). To have a finger in the pie; to take or play a part; to set to work; to pursue the even tenor of one's way; to put in execution; to carry into execution 729; to lay one's hand to the plough; to ply one's task; to get on with the job; to discharge an office; to go the whole hog.
(Adjectives). Acting, etc., in action, in operation, etc., operative, in harness, in play, on duty, on foot, at work.
(Interjection). Here goes!
(Verbs). Not to do, to let be, abstain from doing; let or leave alone, refrain, desist, keep oneself from doing; let pass, lie by, let be, wait.
(Phrases). To bide one's time; to cool one's heels; to stay one's hand; to wash one's hands of; to leave in the lurch; to have other fish to fry; stare super antiquas vias; to sit on the fence.
To undo, take down, take or pull to pieces, do away with.
(Phrases). Res infecta; nothing doing.
(Adjectives). Not doing, not done, let alone, undone, etc.; neutral.
Spirit, vivacity, eagerness, empressement, brio, dash, élan, alacrity, zeal, push, energy 171, hustle, vigour, intentness.
Movement, bustle, commotion, stir, fuss, ado, fidget, restlessness, fidgetiness.
Wakefulness, pervigilium, insomnia, sleeplessness.
Industry, assiduity, assiduousness, sedulity, sedulousness, diligence; perseverance, persistence, plodding, painstaking, drudgery, busyness, indefatigability, indefatigableness, patience, business habits, push.
Dabbling, meddling, interference, interposition, intermeddling, tampering with, intrigue, tripotage, supererogation.
A housewife, busybody, swot, mug, zealot, hustler.
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