1. initiative readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  2. imperative requiring attention or action
  3. narrative an account that tells the particulars of an act or event
  4. tentative hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion
  5. lucrative producing a sizeable profit
  6. degenerative (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
  7. figurative not literal
  8. innovative being like nothing done or experienced or created before
  9. generative having the ability to produce or originate
  10. pejorative expressing disapproval
  11. remunerative for which money is paid
  12. evaporative relating to or causing or being caused by evaporation
  13. life insurance insurance paid to named beneficiaries when the insured person dies
  14. life raft a raft to use if a ship must be abandoned in an emergency
  15. self-assertive offensively self-assertive
  16. assertive aggressively self-assured
  17. lifeguard an attendant who protects swimmers from accidents
  18. fine arts the study and creation of visual works of art
  19. iterative marked by repetition
  20. alpha privative the negative prefix a- or un-