forbear! keep off, hands off! sauve qui peut! devil take the hindmost!
This is why I’m starting to really like Thesaurus.com. A search for “recoil” brings up pages and pages of carefully categorized words and phrases in categories like “relating to the voluntary powers; individual volition”. It’s like having access to the source code behind a traditional single-threaded thesaurus. I end up rattling off on tangents as often as I find a more suitable or more flashy word.