DIVISION (I.) INDIVIDUAL VOLITION
Section I. Volition in General
Acts of Volition
Will. –N.volition, velleity, freedom, discretion, choice, inclination, intent, purpose, option (choice), spontaneity, originality, pleasure, wish, desire, mind, frame of mind (inclination), intention, predetermination, self-control, determination (resolution), will-power, see fit, think fit, determine (resolve), settle (choose), volunteer, have a will of one’s own, do what one chooses, have it all one’s own way, have one’s own way, use one’s discretion, exercise one’s discretion, take upon oneself, take one’s own course, take the law into one’s own hands, do of one’s own accord, do upon one’s own authority, take responsibility, originate, take the bit between one’s teeth.
Necessity. –N. involuntariness, instinct, blind impulse, natural impulse, inborn proclivity, innate proclivity, the force of circumstances, obligation, compulsion, subjection, stern necessity, hard necessity, dire necessity, imperious necessity inexorable necessity, iron necessity, adverse necessity, what must be, destiny, destination, fatality, fate, kismet, doom, foredoom, election, predestination, preordination, foreordination, lot, fortune, fatalism, determinism, inevitableness, spell, stars, planets, astral influence, sky Fates, Sisters three, Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos, book o fate, God’s will, will of Heaven, wheel of Fortune, Ides of March, last shift, last resort, necessarian, fatalist, determinist, automaton.
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.