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Branch Out Your Vocab with Synonym Trees

In a previous post, Synonym Trees, I challenged you to come up with your own synonym trees. Here are a few of mine.

HAPPY TREE

Cheerful Branch

Sanguine, Buoyant

Really Happy Brach

Elated, Euphoric, Rapturous, Blissful, Ecstatic

Bubbly/Joyful

Effervescent, Ebullient, Exuberant, Exhilarated, Mirthful, Frothy, Zestful

As I promised, here is also the sad tree, which there are many words for.

UNHAPPY TREE

Depressed Branch

Disconsolate, Despairing, Melancholic, Dysphoric

Really Depressed Branch

Despondent, Desolate, Woebegone, Lugubrious, Wretched, Funereal, Dolorous, Forlorn

Unhappy by nature

Saturnine, Glum, Morose, Dour, Sullen

Sad/mournful

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.

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