V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

III. VOLUNTARY ACTION

1. Simple voluntary action

Repose.

[Antonyms: exertion.]

[Nouns] repose, rest, silken repose; sleep [more].

relaxation, breathing time; halt, stay, pause (cessation) [more]; respite.

day of rest, dies non, Sabbath, Lord's day, holiday, red-letter day, vacation, recess.

[Verbs] repose; rest, rest and be thankful; take a rest, take one's ease.

relax, unbend, slacken; take breath (refresh) [more]; rest upon one's oars; pause (cease) [more]; stay one's hand.

lie down; recline, recline on a bed of down, recline on an easy chair; go to rest, go to bed, go to sleep [more].

take a holiday, shut up shop; lie fallow (inaction) [more].

[Adjectives] reposing; unstrained.

[Adverbs] at rest.

[Phrases] "the best of men have ever loved repose" [Thompson]; "to repair our nature with comforting repose" [Henry VIII].

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