1. RESPONSIVE (ADJECTIVE): quick to react
Synonyms: active, aware
Antonyms: ignorant, impassive
Example Sentence: By the time they entered the building, her arms and legs were responsive again.
2. IMPINGE (VERB): trespass
Synonyms: encroach, intrude
Antonyms: avoid, dodge
Example Sentence: Hopefully the bad weather will move in a different direction and not impinge upon our plans for an outdoor reception.
3. PRY (VERB): interfere in someone else’s business
Synonyms: poke, bug
Antonyms: close, neglect
Example Sentence: I don’t mean to pry, but you seem on edge.
4. RANSACK (VERB): turn inside out in search; ravage
Synonyms: raid, pillage
Antonyms: ignore, offer
Example Sentence: If you don’t have an emergency plan for power outages you’ll have to ransack your home for candles and matches.
5. FERRET (VERB): dig, uncover
Synonyms: beat, break
Antonyms: cover, dirty
Example Sentence: She would face that fear — ferret it out and destroy it.