In a previous post, Synonym Trees, I challenged you to come up with your own synonym trees. Here are a few of mine.
Really Happy Brach
Elated, Euphoric, Rapturous, Blissful, Ecstatic
Effervescent, Ebullient, Exuberant, Exhilarated, Mirthful, Frothy, Zestful
As I promised, here is also the sad tree, which there are many words for.
Disconsolate, Despairing, Melancholic, Dysphoric
Really Depressed Branch
Despondent, Desolate, Woebegone, Lugubrious, Wretched, Funereal, Dolorous, Forlorn
Unhappy by nature
Saturnine, Glum, Morose, Dour, Sullen
Lachrymose, Plaintive, Doleful
Remember, you want to be making these off the top of your head as much as possible. Don’t just root through a thesaurus looking for obscure words. You should, however definitely use a thesaurus to review your synonym trees and make sure everything is in its proper place.