self-seeking

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Definition: (noun) Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others. Synonyms: opportunism, self-interest, expedience. Usage: He had one devoted friend at least, and he had conquered one soul in the world that was neither rudimentary nor tainted with self-seeking. Discuss

prorogue

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Definition: (verb) Hold back to a later time. Synonyms: postpone, put off, defer, set back, shelve, table, remit, hold over. Usage: My students begged me to prorogue the upcoming European history exam so that they could have more time to study. Discuss