One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they located the area of brain tissue that was active’
operative, working, functioning, functional, operating, operational, in action, in operation, in force, live
effective, effectual, powerful, potent, non-passive, non-inert
informal up and running
2‘despite her illness she remained quite active’
mobile, energetic, agile, sporty, nimble, vigorous, vital, dynamic, sprightly, spry, lively, animated, bouncy, bubbly, perky, frisky, zestful, spirited
busy, bustling, occupied, involved
informal on the go, on the move, full of get-up-and-go, full of vim and vigour, full of beans, sparky, zippy, peppy, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
North American informal go-go
3‘he was an active member of the union’
hard-working, busy, industrious, diligent, tireless, contributing, enterprising, influential
occupied, engaged, involved
enthusiastic, keen, committed, devoted, determined, zealous, militant, radical
informal go-getting, go-ahead
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