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Beatitude
Perfect blessedness or happiness. I was in a state of beatitude when I learned that I had won the poetry prize.
Blithe
Joyful, merry, or cheerful. His blithe spirit made our cares vanish.
Gambol
To frolic or skip about in play. The colt gamboled across the meadow.
Ebullition
A boiling or bubbling over, or a violent and sudden outburst or display. THe ebullition of the crowd almost led to a riot.
Rapt
Completely absorbed or engrossed. Fascinated, Mary watched the ballerina with rapt attention.
Convivial
Festive, jovial, or sociable. With such a lively crowd invited, we felt sure that her party was bound to be convivial.
Amiable
Likable, pleasent, or friendly, Susan was so amiable and eager to please that she was soon accepted as one of the family.
Sanguine
Optimistic, confident, or cheerful. His sanguine disposition made us feel happy.
Regale
To feast or entertain royally or sumptuously; todelight with something pleasing or amusing. The professor was regaled with an elaborately prepared dinner at the embassy.
Windfall
An unexpected legacy or other financial gain; or a sudden stroke of luck. The inheritance was exactly the windfall he needed to set himself up in business.
Jubilee
A time of rejoicing or celebration. Rudyard Kipling worte his poem "Recessional" for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Heyday
The time of greatest strength, prosperity, or happiness. In their heyday, passenger steamboats ran on a regular schedule on the Mississippe River.
Huzza
A loud shout of joy, rejoicing, or approval. "Huzza! Here comes the parade!" roared the crowd.