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abeyance

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  1. a state of temporary inactivity our weekend plans were held in abeyance until we could get a weather forecast Synonyms cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, quiescence, suspended animation, suspense, suspension Related Words inaction, inertia, inertness, motionlessness; impasse, standstill; coma, hibernation, hypnosis, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, torpor; recess, recession, remission; downtime, idleness, layoff Near Antonyms recommencement, renewal, resumption, resuscitation Antonyms continuance, continuation

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not embarrassed or apologetic

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