DIVISION (I.) INDIVIDUAL VOLITION
Simple Voluntary Action
Action. –N. performance, doing, perpetration, exercise, movement, operation, evolution, work, labour, praxis, execution, procedure, handicraft, business, agency, deed, act, stitch, touch, gest, transaction, job, doings, dealings, proceeding, measure, step, bout, passage, move, stroke, blow, feat, exploit, stunt, achievement, handiwork, workmanship, craftsmanship, manufacture, stroke of policy, actor.
Inaction. –N. passiveness, abstinence from action, non-interference, neglect, stagnation, vegetation, loafing, inactivity, rest, quiescence, want of occupation, unemployment, idle hours, sinecure, time hanging on one’s hands.
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.