quiescent [kwiˈɛsənt] a.
1.) Motionless, inactive, at rest.
2.) Of a letter: not sounded, silent; specifically in Hebrew grammar.
3.) Of a person: silent, not speaking. rare.
4.) Electronics. Corresponding to or characterized by an absence of an input to a device ready to receive one.
Etymology: Latin quiescens, present participle of quiescere, to rest, from quies, quiet.
"Luther's shoes on the floor beneath the chamber pot, placid, possibly made of wood, Luther's 16th-century shoes, awaiting epiphany. The mute quiescent suffering of generations of salesmen in the stalls of train-station johns, heads down, fingers laced, shined shoes inert, awaiting the acid gush" (Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace, 1996).
On a personal note, I finished the first draft of my thesis today, which I'm pretty happy about. Time to party my face off...I think I'll watch Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut and drink every time there's a historical inaccuracy! Thanks for reading!