1. sleep, repose, slumber. Inf. beauty sleep; nap, catnap, nod, snooze, doze, siesta, Inf. forty winks; coma, Pathol. sopor, trance, stupor; lethargy, sluggishness, torpor, torpescence; dormancy, hibernation, estivation.
2. pause, halt, stand, hold, stay, stop; recess, break, time-out, breather, breathing time, breathing spell, time to catch one's breath; respite, inaction, inactivity; slackening, abatement, letup, lull; holiday, vacation, time off.
3. interim, interval, interlude, intermission, interstice, intermittence, intermittency; disconnection, disconnectedness, gap, hiatus, interruption, remission, lacuna.
4. cessation, ceasing, suspense, suspension, abeyance, discontinuance; status quo, waiting period, waiting game, holding pattern; impasse, stand-off, deadlock, stalemate.
5. ease, idleness, leisure, relaxation, otiosity, otioseness; loafing, laziness, indolence, vegetation, unemployment; It. dolce far niente.
6. still, stillness, silence, hush; quiet, quiescence, quietude, quietness; calmness, calm, tranquillity, peacefulness, peaceableness, peace, placidity, serenity, imperturbation; inertness, inertia, stability; motionless, immobility, fixity.
7. death, demise, decease, final rest, end, quietus; departure, crossing over, release.
8. refuge, shelter, retreat, haven; inn, hotel, motel, lodging place, resting place; camp, encampment, bivouac; home, abode, domain, domicile.
9. support, brace, bracket, prop, shore, stay; buttress, strut, splint, truss; mainstay, cornerstone, Archit., Civ. Eng. abutment; pillar, column, pier, Archit. pilaster; underpinning, Archit. rib, framework, grillage, grid, trellis, lattice; foundation, base, seat; substructure, substruction, substratum, understructure, understratum, All Archit. stereobate, socle, plinth; footing, flooring, floor, Building Trades. bedding; platform, scaffold, stand; trivet, trestle, sawhorse; sill, shelf, ledge; tie, tie beam, Brit. sleeper; footrest, armrest, headrest.
10. sleep, slumber, repose; All Sl. flake out, hit the sack, sack in, sack out, conk off, crash, log Z's, catch some Z's, count sheep, Brit. Sl. doss; nap, catnap, take a siesta, Inf. catch forty winks; doze, snooze, drowse.
11. retire, refresh oneself, take a rest; lie down, go to-bed, recline; be still, be quiet, be tranquil, be calm, be inactive, lie still; relax, take one's ease, take it easy, do nothing; unwind, unbend, laze, lazy, be lazy, idle, be idle, loll, languish; putter, Brit. potter, dabble; let up, ease up, slack off, take a break, take time out, have a breathing spell, have time to catch one's breath, take a breath, Inf. take a breather, Inf. take five; sojourn, visit, vacation, take a vacation, holiday, take a holiday, take time off.
12. stop, stop short, cease, desist, halt; pause, wait, hold, stay, remain, tarry, linger; stand, stand still, come to a stand or standstill; discontinue, suspend, interrupt, intermit, pull up, draw up; heave to, anchor, cast anchor, ride at anchor; abide, dwell, roost, perch, sit, sit back.
13. calm, calm down, soothe, smooth, lull, tranquil-ize; repress, suppress, subdue, compose, sober, quell, damp, dampen, put down; moderate, blunt, dull, deaden; temper, decrease, weaken, slacken, lessen, lighten, diminish, abate; ease, soften, pacify, appease, allay; reconcile, alleviate, relieve, slake, quench; silence, still, shush, hush, put to rest, quiet.
1. remainder, residue, residuum, balance, remains.
2. surplus, excess, surplusage, superfluity, redundance, overplus, Commerce. overage.
3. leftovers, leavings, orts; oddments, rummage, stuff, odds and ends, flotsam, jetsam, pickings; fragments, scraps, shards, truck, junk, Inf. crap; rejectamenta, castoffs, throwaways, discards.

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