Section I. Volition in General
Objects of Volition
Good. –N. benefit, advantage, improvement, interest, service, behoof, behalf, weal, gain, boot, profit, harvest, boon, blessing, benison, prize, windfall, godsend, waif, treasure trove, happiness, goodness, remedy, useful, commendable, beneficial.
Evil. –N. ill, harm, hurt, mischief, nuisance, machinations of the devil, Pandora’s box, ills that flesh is heir to, blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, wound, gash, mutilation, damage, loss, disadvantage, prejudice, drawback, disaster, accident, casualty, mishap, devil to pay, calamity, bale, woe, catastrophe, tragedy, ruin, adversity, demon, bane, badness, painfulness, evil doer, outrage, wrong, injury, foul play, bad turn, ill turn, disservice, spoliation, grievance, crying evil.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.