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What is the opposite of inert?

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Opposite of unable to move or act
“It was a creepy experience being cocooned in a moving car while darkness fell around us.”
Opposite of lacking energy or vigor
“So vigorous was her movement that Cassidy's clasp was thrown off the wrist.”
Opposite of weak, lifeless or lacking in strength
“Larry proposes that he and Richard maintain the illusion that Bernie is still alive so that they can enjoy the luxury of Bernie's house for the weekend.”
Opposite of chemically inactive
“In some instances, the initial chemically reactive metabolite causes toxicities indirectly through the formation of other metabolites.”
Opposite of in an idle state due to not being used or employed
“It was a fully functioning farm with a corn bin, two barns, a carriage house, and six other buildings used to store grain and other farm equipment.”
Opposite of dull or uninteresting in nature
“I continued to watch the documentary to the end, and it turned out there was an interesting plot twist.”
Opposite of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
Opposite of showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
Opposite of extremely lethargic or sleepy
Opposite of stationary and not moving
Opposite of lacking sufficient power or strength
Opposite of lacking sentience or organic consciousness
Opposite of not easily motivated to action or work
“They were industrious by nature with a strong work ethic and a firm belief in self-sufficiency.”
Opposite of lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity
“Samuel often felt emotional when he spoke of his mother.”
Opposite of existing but not yet developed or manifest
“Alarm at the possible effect on himself of her husband's strongly manifested anger would have checked any expression of her own resentment.”
Opposite of physically numb and incapable of feeling
“The damage to his back was so extensive that he was sensitive to the touch from the neck to his hip.”
Opposite of cold and not feeling or showing any emotion
“I'm not a very demonstrative person, having always been taught that emotion leads to weakness, so I was more than a little embarrassed.”
Opposite of dull, sluggish, or ugly
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