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active, airy, animate, animated, bouncing, brisk, energetic, frisky, gay, jaunty, jazzy, kinetic, lively, mettlesome, peppy, perky, pert, pizzazzy (or pizazzy), racy, snappy, spanking, spirited, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy
dead, inactive, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, leaden, lifeless, limp, listless, spiritless, vapid
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circa 1865, in the meaning defined above
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It relates to godfathers.
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