680. Action -- N. action, performance; doing, &c v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor &c (exertion) 686; praxis, execution; procedure &c (conduct) 692; handicraft; business &c 625; agency &c (power at work) 170.
681. Inaction -- N. inaction, passiveness, abstinence from action; noninterference, nonintervention; Fabian policy, conservative policy; neglect &c 460.
682. Activity -- N. activity; briskness, liveliness &c adj.; animation, life, vivacity, spirit, dash, energy; snap, vim.
684. Haste -- N. haste, urgency; despatch, dispatch; acceleration, spurt, spirt , forced march, rush, dash; speed, velocity &c 274; precipitancy, precipitation, precipitousness &c adj.; impetuosity; brusquerie ; hurry, drive, scramble, bustle, fuss, fidget, flurry, flutter, splutter.
685. Leisure -- N. leisure; convenience; spare time, spare hours, spare moments; vacant hour; time, time to spare, time on one's hands; holiday, relaxation &c (rest) 687; otium cum dignitate [Lat.] [Cicero], ease.
686. Exertion -- N. exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt ; stroke of work, stitch of work.
688. Fatigue -- N. fatigue; weariness &c 841; yawning, drowsiness &c 683; lassitude, tiredness, fatigation , exhaustion; sweat; dyspnoea.
689. Refreshment -- N. bracing &c v.; recovery of strength, recuperation &c 159; restoration, revival &c 660; repair, refection, refocillation , refreshment, regalement , bait; relief &c 834.
690. Agent -- N. doer, actor, agent, performer, perpetrator, operator; executor, executrix; practitioner, worker, stager.
691. Workshop -- N. workshop, workhouse, workplace, shop, place of business; manufactory, mill, plant, works, factory; cabinet, studio; office, branch office bureau, atelier.
692. Conduct -- N. conduct [actions of an individual agent]; behavior; deportment, comportment; carriage, maintien , demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance.
693. Direction -- N. direction; management, managery ; government, gubernation , conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [U.S.] ; legislature; steerage, pilotage; reins, reins of government; helm, rudder, needle, compass; guiding star, load star, lode star, pole star; cynosure.
694. Director -- N. director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller.
695. Advice -- N. advice, counsel, adhortation ; word to the wise; suggestion, submonition , recommendation, advocacy; advisement.
696. Council -- N. council, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Lat.] , court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.
697. Precept -- N. precept, direction, instruction, charge; prescript, prescription; recipe, receipt; golden rule; maxim &c 496.
698. Skill -- N. skill, skillfulness, address; dexterity, dexterousness; adroitness, expertness &c adj.; proficiency, competence, technical competence, craft, callidity , facility, knack, trick, sleight; mastery, mastership, excellence, panurgy ; ambidexterity, ambidextrousness ; sleight of hand &c (deception) 545.
699. Unskillfulness -- N. unskillfulness &c adj.; want of skill &c 698; incompetence, incompentency ; inability, infelicity, indexterity , inexperience; disqualification, unproficiency ; quackery.
700. Proficient -- N. proficient, expert, adept, dab; dabster , crackerjack; connoisseur &c (scholar) 492; master, master hand; prima donna [Sp.] , first fiddle, top gun, chef de cuisine, top sawyer; protagonist; past master; mahatma.
701. Bungler -- N. bungler; blunderer, blunderhead ; marplot, fumbler, lubber, duffer, dauber, stick; bad hand, poor hand, poor shot; butterfingers .
702. Cunning -- N. cunning, craft; cunningness , craftiness &c adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering &c v.; temporization; circumvention.