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Lack of action or activity

inaction

noun

the failure to do anything, especially when you should do something

avoidance

noun

the practice or policy of avoiding someone or something

standstill

noun

a situation in which something stops moving or happening

evasion

noun

the practice of avoiding doing something that you should do

inertia

noun

a situation in which no progress is made or no action is taken

delay

noun

failure to do something quickly

stagnation

noun

a situation in which there is no progress or development

suspended animation

noun

a situation in which someone feels they cannot be active because they must wait for something to happen

sidestep

noun

a deafening silence

a serious failure to say or do something in reaction to a request or action

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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