[noun] formality and propriety of manner Synonyms: modesty
[noun] something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose Synonyms: backlog, stockpile
[noun] an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out Synonyms: substitute
[noun] (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
[noun] a district that is reserved for particular purpose Synonyms: reservation
[noun] armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency Synonyms: military
[noun] the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary Synonyms: reticence, taciturnity
[verb] hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
[verb] give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research" Synonyms: allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside
[verb] obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
[verb] arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's" Synonyms: hold, book
[adjective] not engaged in military action Synonyms: inactive
[adjective] kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts" Synonyms: spare