In my instance (but also applicable more generally), there are class features that I have that I don't wish to use that are not "as an x action". Can I choose not to use them?
Specifically, I am a Paladin Holy Tactician, taking an inquisitor multiclass up to the point of getting Solo Tactics. However, I have 9 WIS. Because of that, using the Inquisitor's Cunning Initiative or Monster Lore would actually put me at a negative. Can I choose simply not to use them?