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Sufficient to allow action:
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  1. Sufficient to allow action:
  2. Adequate for practical use:
  3. Having a paying job; employed:
Full of or characterized by energy and high spirits; lively.
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  1. Full of or characterized by energy and high spirits; lively.
  2. Full of pep; energetic, cheerful, and vigorous; bouncy
  3. (Informal) Full of pep, or energy; brisk; vigorous; spirited
Adapted for performance on a stage
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  1. Adapted for performance on a stage
  2. Temporarily assuming the duties or authority of another.
  3. Temporarily taking over the duties (of a specified position)
That causes someone to feel emotion.
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  1. That causes someone to feel emotion.
  2. Relating to or involved in a transfer of furnishings from one location to another:
  3. (no comparative or superlative) That moves or move.
To be found; available:
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  1. To be found; available:
  2. Moving; running; working
  3. Working; running:
Connected with physical work or mechanical action
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  1. Connected with physical work or mechanical action
  2. Functional, in working order.
  3. Effectual or important.
That operates
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  1. That operates
  2. In operation
  3. Involved in an operation
(Electricity) Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity:
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  1. (Electricity) Carrying an electric current or energized with electricity:
  2. (Informal) Full of life, excitement, or activity; lively:
  3. (Printing) Not yet set into type:
Full of activity or animation; lively:
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  1. Full of activity or animation; lively:
  2. (Sports) In play; live:
  3. Full of living or moving things; abounding:
(Computing) happening at runtime instead of at compile time or predetermined
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  1. (Computing) happening at runtime instead of at compile time or predetermined
  2. Relating to or tending toward change or productive activity
  3. Characterized by much activity and vigor, especially in bringing about change; energetic and forceful.
Ongoing over a period of time:
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  1. Ongoing over a period of time:
  2. Done in a run with a running start
  3. Going on, extending, etc. without interruption; continuous
Movable by means of a motor vehicle or vehicles
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  1. Movable by means of a motor vehicle or vehicles
  2. Designating a person who is experiencing a change in social status
  3. Capable of moving or changing quickly from one state or condition to another:
In use at the moment, as a telephone line
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  1. In use at the moment, as a telephone line
  2. Engaged in activity, as work; occupied.
  3. Characterized by or sustaining much activity:
Having gotten out of bed.
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  1. Having gotten out of bed.
  2. Moving about; being in motion.
That stirs one's feelings; rousing
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  1. That stirs one's feelings; rousing
  2. Active; busy
  3. Exciting strong feelings, as of inspiration; rousing.
That buzzes, drones, or hums
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  1. That buzzes, drones, or hums
  2. (Informal) Full of activity; lively; brisk
Belonging to the present time:
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  1. Belonging to the present time:
  2. A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
  3. Now going on; now in progress
Conforming to the characteristics of a group or type; typical:
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  1. Conforming to the characteristics of a group or type; typical:
  2. Real or existing in fact as opposed to being assumed or deemed to have happened or exist. See also apparent and constructive. Real or existing in fact as opposed to being assumed or deemed to have happened or exist. See also apparent and constructive.
  3. Existing in reality and not potential, possible, simulated, or false:
Pledged to marry; betrothed:
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  1. Pledged to marry; betrothed:
  2. Not at leisure; occupied; employed; busy
  3. Voluntarily committed or personally involved
Actively working in, engaging in, or observing something, especially a particular profession or religion:
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  1. Actively working in, engaging in, or observing something, especially a particular profession or religion:
Producing a definite or desired result; efficient
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  1. Producing a definite or desired result; efficient
  2. Prepared for use or action, especially in combat.
  3. Existing in fact; actual:
Having legal force; valid
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  1. Having legal force; valid
  2. Producing, or able to produce, the desired effect
  3. Producing or sufficient to produce a desired effect.
(Linguistics, of an affix or word construction rule) consistently applicable to any of an open set of words
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  1. (Linguistics, of an affix or word construction rule) consistently applicable to any of an open set of words
  2. Capable of producing something, especially in abundance; fertile
  3. Effective in achieving specified results; originative. Used with of :
Effective or potent:
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  1. Effective or potent:
  2. (Mining) Large; capacious; said of veins of ore.
  3. Having much power; strong or influential
Producing or capable of producing the desired effect; having the intended result; effective
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  1. Producing or capable of producing the desired effect; having the intended result; effective
Ready for service; usable:
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  1. Ready for service; usable:
  2. (Archaic) Willing to serve
  3. That will give good service, esp. in hard use; durable
  1. Continuing, permanent
  2. Currently taking place:
  3. That is going on, or actually in process; continuing, progressing, etc.
That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.
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  1. That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.
Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments:
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  1. Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments:
  2. Of or having to do with a person, movement, etc. thought of as being modern or advanced, as in ideas, methods, etc.
  3. (Gram.) Indicating continuing action or state, or action in progress: used as of certain verb forms (Ex: am working, as opposed to the simple form work)
Tending to vary often or widely, as in price:
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  1. Tending to vary often or widely, as in price:
  2. Changing easily from liquid to vapor at normal temperatures and pressures. Essential oils used in perfumes are highly volatile.
  3. Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
Deprived of rest or sleep.
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  1. Deprived of rest or sleep.
  2. Having or showing a persistent desire for change or action:
  3. Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.
Used other than as an idiom: see at,‎ it.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see at,‎ it.
  2. Occupied with a given activity; busy with something. [from 17th c.]
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  1. Being started.
  2. (Idiomatic) Actively traveling; busy; moving often.
Very busy or active
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  1. Very busy or active
Of or relating to energy.
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  1. Of or relating to energy.
  2. Of, having, or showing energy; vigorous; forceful
  3. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.
Moving quickly and lightly, as a dance
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  1. Moving quickly and lightly, as a dance
  2. Full of energy or alertness; vigorous or animated:
  3. Full of spirit; exciting; animated
Engaged in activity, as work; occupied.
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  1. Engaged in activity, as work; occupied.
  2. In use at the moment, as a telephone line
  3. Full of activity; characterized by much action or motion
Full of outstanding events
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  1. Full of outstanding events
  2. Full of events:
  3. Important; momentous:
Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
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  1. Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
  2. Quick in manner or movement; energetic
  3. Stimulating or invigorating.
Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress:
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  1. Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress:
  2. Relating to or tending toward change or productive activity
  3. Characterized by much activity and vigor, especially in bringing about change; energetic and forceful.
Keen and lively
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  1. Keen and lively
  2. Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement; nimble.
  3. Quick and easy of movement; deft and active
Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time:
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  1. Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time:
  2. Designating a reference source designed to provide basic or essential information in a format that is easy to use
  3. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding:
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  1. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding:
  2. Moving quickly and lightly
  3. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft:
Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous.
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  1. Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous.
  2. Full of life; active, nimble, brisk, etc., esp. though elderly
Moving, acting, or occurring with great speed.
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  1. Moving, acting, or occurring with great speed.
  2. Moving, progressing, or occurring with speed; swift; fast; quick
Having or showing mental skill
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  1. Having or showing mental skill
  2. Done with dexterity:
  3. Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
Not yet used or soiled; clean:
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  1. Not yet used or soiled; clean:
  2. Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth:
  3. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
Inclined to frisk about
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  1. Inclined to frisk about
  2. Lively; playful; frolicsome
  3. Energetic, lively, and playful:
Full of energy and spirit; lively, brisk, etc.
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  1. Full of energy and spirit; lively, brisk, etc.
Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
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  1. Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
  2. Quick in thought or action; active; nimble
  3. Watchful and ready, as in facing danger
(Sports) In play; live:
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  1. (Sports) In play; live:
  2. Full of activity or animation; lively:
  3. Full of living or moving things; abounding:
Apt; inclined
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  1. Apt; inclined
  2. Mentally disposed; willing:
  3. Prepared or available for service, action, or progress:
Abrupt or acute:
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  1. Abrupt or acute:
  2. Suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen
  3. Having clear form and detail:
Eager; enthusiastic; much interested
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  1. Eager; enthusiastic; much interested
  2. Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
  3. Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
Alert; watchful.
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  1. Alert; watchful.
  2. Completely awake
Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous.
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  1. Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous.
  2. Made or depicted using animation:
  3. Filled with activity, vigor, or spirit; lively:
Having a specified mood or nature. Used in combination:
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  1. Having a specified mood or nature. Used in combination:
  2. Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.
  3. Full of spirit; lively; energetic; animated
Necessary to the continuation of life; life-sustaining:
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  1. Necessary to the continuation of life; life-sustaining:
  2. Used or done on a living cell or tissue:
  3. Necessary to continued existence or effectiveness:
Exhibiting or characterized by rapid, rhythmic movement back and forth or to and fro; vibrating.
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  1. Exhibiting or characterized by rapid, rhythmic movement back and forth or to and fro; vibrating.
  2. Produced as a result of vibration; resonant or resounding:
  3. Quivering or vibrating, esp. in such a way as to produce sound
Of or caused by motion
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  1. Of or caused by motion
  2. Energetic or dynamic
  3. Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
Forceful; effective:
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  1. Forceful; effective:
  2. Living or growing with full vital strength; strong; robust
  3. Acting, or ready to act, with energy and force
Vigorously active; energetic or zealous:
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  1. Vigorously active; energetic or zealous:
  2. Requiring or characterized by great effort or energy
(Obs.) Skillful or clever
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  1. (Obs.) Skillful or clever
  2. Characterized by earnest, steady effort; hardworking; diligent
  3. Energetic in application to work or study.
Of, or having the nature of, enthusiasm
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  1. Of, or having the nature of, enthusiasm
  2. Having or showing enthusiasm; ardent
  3. With zealous fervor; excited, motivated.
Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent:
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  1. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent:
  2. Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate:
  3. Warm or intense in feeling; passionate
Resolutely aiming at a specific goal
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  1. Resolutely aiming at a specific goal
  2. Having a purpose in mind; resolute; determined.
  3. Having or manifesting purpose; determined:
Firm or determined; unwavering.
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  1. Firm or determined; unwavering.
  2. Having or showing a fixed, firm purpose; determined; resolved; unwavering
Energetic; enterprising.
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  1. Energetic; enterprising.
  2. That pushes forward; pressing, driving.
  3. Aggressive; enterprising; energetic
Ready or willing to take issue or engage in direct action; militant
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  1. Ready or willing to take issue or engage in direct action; militant
  2. Full of enterprise and initiative; bold and active; pushing
  3. Fast growing; tending to spread quickly and invade:
With assertive force; powerful.
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  1. With assertive force; powerful.
  2. Characterized by or full of force; effective:
  3. Full of force; powerful, vigorous, effective, cogent, etc.
Having or showing strong emotion, firm purpose, great seriousness, etc.
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  1. Having or showing strong emotion, firm purpose, great seriousness, etc.
  2. Characterized by much action, emotion, etc.
  3. Involving or showing strain or extreme effort:
Done by force.
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  1. Done by force.
  2. Having a powerful effect; telling
  3. Done or effected by force; involving the use of force
Having one's mind made up; decided; resolved
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  1. Having one's mind made up; decided; resolved
  2. Marked by or showing determination; resolute:
  3. Decided; resolute, possessing much determination.
Never wearying; tireless; indefatigable
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  1. Never wearying; tireless; indefatigable
  2. Not weary or tired
  3. Not tired or tiring:
Marked by persevering, painstaking effort.
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  1. Marked by persevering, painstaking effort.
  2. Persevering and careful in work; industrious
  3. Done with careful, steady effort; painstaking
Tending to work with ardour
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Diligent; persevering
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  1. Diligent; persevering
  2. Done with constant and careful attention
  3. Showing or characterized by persistent attention or untiring application:
Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
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  1. Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
  2. Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects:
  3. Being very able and ingenious in business dealings.
Of, relating to, or being an activist.
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  1. Of, relating to, or being an activist.
  2. Behaving as an activist.
  3. Of, relating to, or engaged in activism.
Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy.
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  1. Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy.
  2. (Archaic) Sharp; keen
  3. Feeling or showing keen desire; impatient or anxious to do or get; ardent
Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.
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  1. Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.
  2. Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.
Marked by showy elegance; splendid:
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  1. Marked by showy elegance; splendid:
  2. Chic, fashionable.
  3. Full of dash or spirit; bold and lively
Showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless
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  1. Showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless
  2. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent:
  3. Strong or pronounced; prominent:
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  1. Courageous, or showing bravery.
  2. Involving great risk or danger:
  3. Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks.
Vivacious; lively:
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  1. Vivacious; lively:
  2. Having a proud or unbroken spirit:
  3. Having or showing a courageous or bold spirit
Abnormally active
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  1. Abnormally active
  2. Active to an excessive or abnormal degree:
  3. Regarded as excessively active; overly lively, vigorous, etc.
Extremely, esp. abnormally, active
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  1. Extremely, esp. abnormally, active
  2. Characterized by or displaying excessive motor activity, restlessness, and often talkativeness:
  3. Having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Not in scientific use.
Emotionally stimulated or overexcited.
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  1. Emotionally stimulated or overexcited.
  2. (Colloquial) Short for hyperactive
  3. A prefix that means “excessive” or “excessively,” especially in medical terms like hypertension and hyperthyroidism.
(Medicine) Of, relating to, or being a fever that fluctuates during the day, as in tuberculosis or septicemia.
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  1. (Medicine) Of, relating to, or being a fever that fluctuates during the day, as in tuberculosis or septicemia.
  2. Characterized by intense activity, confusion, or haste:
  3. Characterized by confusion, rush, excitement, etc.
Frantic; frenzied
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  1. Frantic; frenzied
  2. Wildly excited or active; frantic; frenzied.
In a state of hurry, panic or wild activity.
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  1. In a state of hurry, panic or wild activity.
  2. Affected with or marked by frenzy; frantic:
In lively spirits; cheerful.
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  1. In lively spirits; cheerful.
  2. (Informal) Cheerful and sprightly; in good spirits
Smart or chic in appearance:
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  1. Smart or chic in appearance:
  2. (Informal) Irritable.
  3. (Informal) Brisk, vigorous, or lively
Full of or characterized by energy and high spirits; lively.
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  1. Full of or characterized by energy and high spirits; lively.
  2. Full of pep; energetic, cheerful, and vigorous; bouncy
  3. (Informal) Full of pep, or energy; brisk; vigorous; spirited
(Sports) Being in control of the ball
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  1. (Sports) Being in control of the ball
  2. (Idiomatic) Alert, active, or attentive; on top of things.
Showing signs of advancement and ambitious development:
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  1. Showing signs of advancement and ambitious development:
  2. Enterprising, alert, and promising
  3. (Idiomatic) emerging; aspiring; improving; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim
Acquired or learned while working at a job:
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  1. Acquired or learned while working at a job:
(Slang) Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative:
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  1. (Slang) Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative:
  2. Fresh; clear; intense; strong
  3. (Music) Of, relating to, or being an emotionally charged style of performance marked by strong rhythms and improvisation:
Excited, particularly due to anticipation.
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  1. Excited, particularly due to anticipation.
  2. (Of a person) tense with excitement or enthusiasm
  3. (Of water) raised by pumping
(Sports) In play; live:
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  1. (Sports) In play; live:
  2. Full of activity or animation; lively:
  3. Full of living or moving things; abounding:
  1. Current, prevailing.
  2. Moving; running; working
  3. Working; running:
That operates
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  1. That operates
  2. In operation
  3. Involved in an operation
Connected with physical work or mechanical action
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  1. Connected with physical work or mechanical action
  2. Functional, in working order.
  3. Effectual or important.
Moving or advancing by running.
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  1. Moving or advancing by running.
  2. Done in a run with a running start
  3. Moving or going easily or smoothly
Adequate for practical use:
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  1. Adequate for practical use:
  2. Sufficient to allow action:
  3. Having a paying job; employed:
Stimulating or invigorating.
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  1. Stimulating or invigorating.
  2. Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
  3. Quick in manner or movement; energetic
Vigorous; energetic
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  1. Vigorous; energetic
  2. Violent, intense, or forceful:
  3. Energetic or active:
Characterized by much activity and vigor, especially in bringing about change; energetic and forceful.
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  1. Characterized by much activity and vigor, especially in bringing about change; energetic and forceful.
  2. Powerful; energetic.
  3. Energetic; vigorous; forceful
Of or relating to energy.
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  1. Of or relating to energy.
  2. Of, having, or showing energy; vigorous; forceful
  3. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.
Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
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  1. Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
  2. Being very able and ingenious in business dealings.
  3. Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects:
Full of spirit; exciting; animated
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  1. Full of spirit; exciting; animated
  2. Full of life; active; vigorous
  3. Quick-paced:
Full of energy and spirit; lively, brisk, etc.
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  1. Full of energy and spirit; lively, brisk, etc.
Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous.
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  1. Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous.
  2. Full of life; active, nimble, brisk, etc., esp. though elderly
Living or growing with full vital strength; strong; robust
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  1. Living or growing with full vital strength; strong; robust
  2. Forceful; effective:
  3. Growing or spreading rapidly:
  1. Lively, quick and energetic
  2. (Informal) Full of vim and energy; brisk
Smart or chic in appearance:
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  1. Smart or chic in appearance:
  2. (Informal) Brisk, vigorous, or lively
  3. Lively or energetic; brisk:
Keen or sharp in speech or manner:
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  1. Keen or sharp in speech or manner:
  2. Quick in manner or movement; energetic
  3. Stimulating and invigorating:
Relating to energy or to objects in motion.
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  1. Relating to energy or to objects in motion.
  2. Powerful; energetic.
  3. Energetic; vigorous; forceful
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  1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.
  2. Of or relating to energy.
  3. Of, having, or showing energy; vigorous; forceful
With assertive force; powerful.
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  1. With assertive force; powerful.
  2. Characterized by or full of force; effective:
  3. Full of force; powerful, vigorous, effective, cogent, etc.
Of or relating to motion
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  1. Of or relating to motion
  2. Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
  3. Energetic or dynamic
Stimulating and invigorating:
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  1. Stimulating and invigorating:
  2. Full of life; active; vigorous
  3. Quick-paced:
Full of energy and spirit; lively, brisk, etc.
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  1. Full of energy and spirit; lively, brisk, etc.
Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion:
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  1. Requiring great effort, energy, or exertion:
  2. Vigorously active; energetic or zealous:
Physically strong and active.
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  1. Physically strong and active.
  2. Forceful; effective:
  3. Growing or spreading rapidly:
Full of or characterized by energy and high spirits; lively.
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  1. Full of or characterized by energy and high spirits; lively.
  2. Full of pep; energetic, cheerful, and vigorous; bouncy
  3. (Informal) Full of pep, or energy; brisk; vigorous; spirited

Synonym Study

  • Brisk implies liveliness and vigor of motion a brisk walk
  • Strenuous is applied to things that make trying demands on one's strength or energy strenuous exercise
  • Vigorous implies forcefulness, robustness, and strength as an inherent quality a vigorous plant
  • Energetic suggests a concentrated exertion of energy or effort an energetic workout
  • an active market
  • Active implies a state of motion, operation, etc. ranging from cases of normal functioning to instances of quickened activity he's still active at eighty
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