What is the opposite of inert?

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Adjective
Opposite of unable to move or act
“It was a creepy experience being cocooned in a moving car while darkness fell around us.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking energy or vigor
“So vigorous was her movement that Cassidy's clasp was thrown off the wrist.”
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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.”
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Opposite of chemically inactive
“In some instances, the initial chemically reactive metabolite causes toxicities indirectly through the formation of other metabolites.”
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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.”
Adjective
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.”
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Opposite of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
Adjective
Opposite of lacking sufficient power or strength
Adjective
Opposite of in an idle state due to not being used or employed
Adjective
Opposite of failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence
Adjective
Opposite of dull, sluggish, or ugly
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Opposite of extremely lethargic or sleepy
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Opposite of lacking sentience or organic consciousness
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Opposite of relating to a compound that does not contain carbon
Adjective
Opposite of lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity
“Samuel often felt emotional when he spoke of his mother.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
Adjective
Opposite of not operating or being used
“The printer is currently in use by our busy staff.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
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