Before I dive in, however, let’s briefly review the definitions of “active” and “passive.”

According to the dictionary, “active” means “vital” and “dynamic” and has synonyms such as “hard-working”, “diligent” and “effective.”

By contrast, the word “passive” means “inert” and has synonyms such as “docile,” “acquiescent” and “compliant.” Its literal antonym is the word “active.”

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