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  1. able
    having the necessary means or skill to do something
  2. abundant
    present in great quantity
  3. accepting
    tolerating without protest
  4. accomplished
    highly skilled
  5. accurate
    characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth
  6. achiever
    a person with a record of successes
  7. active
    characterized by energetic movement
  8. adaptable
    capable of fitting a particular situation or use
  9. adept
    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  10. admirable
    inspiring approval
  11. admired
    regarded with admiration
  12. adoptive
    acquired as your own by free choice
  13. adorable
    lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
  14. adventurous
    willing to undertake new and daring enterprises
  15. affection
    a positive feeling of liking
  16. affectionate
    having or displaying warmth or fondness
  17. affluent
    having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  18. agreeable
    pleasing to one's own tastes, feelings, or nature
  19. alert
    warn or arouse to a sense of danger
  20. aligned
    in a straight line
  21. alive
    possessing life
  22. amazing
    inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
  23. ambitious
    having a strong desire for success or achievement
  24. amusement
    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
  25. analytical
    using or skilled in using reasoning
  26. appealing
    able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
  27. appreciate
    be fully aware of; realize fully
  28. articulate
    express or state clearly
  29. artistic
    relating to the products of human creativity
  30. assertive
    aggressively self-assured
  31. astounding
    bewildering or striking dumb with wonder
  32. astute
    marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
  33. attentive
    taking heed
  34. attractive
    pleasing to the eye or mind as through beauty or charm
  35. auspicious
    indicating favorable circumstances and good luck
  36. authentic
    not counterfeit or copied
  37. awake
    not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
  38. aware
    having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization
  39. awesome
    inspiring admiration or wonder
  40. balanced
    being in a state of proper equilibrium
  41. beaming
    radiating or as if radiating light
  42. beautiful
    pleasing to the senses
  43. best
    having the most positive qualities
  44. blessed
    enjoying the bliss of heaven
  45. bliss
    a state of extreme happiness
  46. blithesome
    carefree and happy and lighthearted
  47. bold
    fearless and daring
  48. bright
    emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
  49. brilliant
    full of light; shining intensely
  50. brisk
    quick and energetic
  51. broad-minded
    inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
  52. buoyant
    tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
  53. calm
    not agitated; without losing self-possession
  54. candid
    openly straightforward and direct without secretiveness
  55. capable
    having ability
  56. careful
    exercising caution or showing attention
  57. caring
    feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
  58. cautious
    showing careful forethought
  59. centered
    being or placed in the center
  60. certain
    established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
  61. changeable
    subject to change
  62. charming
    pleasing or delighting
  63. cheerful
    being full of or promoting cheer
  64. childlike
    exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
  65. clear
    readily apparent to the mind
  66. clear-thinking
    not mentally confused
  67. clever
    mentally quick and resourceful
  68. committed
    bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a cause or action
  69. communicative
    able or tending to transmit a message
  70. compassionate
    showing or having sympathy for another's suffering
  71. competent
    properly or sufficiently qualified, capable, or efficient
  72. competitive
    subscribing to capitalistic belief in the free market
  73. complete
    having all necessary qualities
  74. confident
    having or marked by assurance
  75. connected
    joined or linked together
  76. conscientious
    characterized by extreme care and great effort
  77. conscious
    having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
  78. consciousness
    an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself
  79. considerate
    showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
  80. consistent
    the same throughout in structure or composition
  81. constructive
    tending to improve or promote development
  82. content
    satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
  83. controversial
    marked by or capable of arousing disagreement
  84. convenient
    suited to your comfort or purpose or needs
  85. cooperative
    involving the joint activity of two or more
  86. courage
    a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain
  87. courageous
    able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
  88. creative
    having the ability or power to invent or make something
  89. curious
    eager to investigate and learn or learn more
  90. customary
    in accordance with convention
  91. daring
    a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
  92. dazzling
    amazingly impressive
  93. delicious
    extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
  94. delight
    a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
  95. delightful
    greatly pleasing or entertaining
  96. dependable
    consistent in performance or behavior
  97. desirable
    worth having or seeking or achieving
  98. determined
    having been learned or found especially by investigation
  99. devoted
    zealous in allegiance or affection
  100. diligent
    quietly and steadily persevering in detail or exactness
  101. diplomatic
    relating to negotiation between nations
  102. direct
    proceeding without interruption
  103. discerning
    having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
  104. discover
    determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  105. dynamic
    characterized by action or forcefulness of personality
  106. eager
    having or showing keen interest or intense desire
  107. easy
    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
  108. easy going
    easy unobstructed progress
  109. efficient
    being effective without wasting time, effort, or expense
  110. effortless
    requiring or apparently requiring no work
  111. elation
    a feeling of joy and pride
  112. elegant
    refined and tasteful in appearance, behavior, or style
  113. eloquent
    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
  114. emotional
    of or pertaining to feelings
  115. empathetic
    showing ready comprehension of others' states
  116. empathy
    understanding and entering into another's feelings
  117. endless
    having no known beginning and presumably no end
  118. energetic
    possessing or displaying forceful exertion
  119. engaging
    attracting or delighting
  120. enhancer
    anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
  121. enormous
    extraordinarily large in size or extent or degree
  122. enterprise
    a purposeful or industrious undertaking
  123. enterprising
    marked by initiative and readiness to undertake new projects
  124. enthusiastic
    having or showing great excitement and interest
  125. enticing
    highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
  126. excellent
    very good; of the highest quality
  127. excellent
    very good; of the highest quality
  128. exceptional
    surpassing what is common or usual or expected
  129. excitement
    the state of being emotionally worked up
  130. exciting
    creating or arousing uncontrolled emotion
  131. experienced
    having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
  132. exquisite
    delicately beautiful
  133. fabulous
    extremely pleasing
  134. fabulous
    extremely pleasing
  135. facilitator
    someone who makes progress easier
  136. fair
    free from favoritism, bias, or deception
  137. fair-minded
    of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced
  138. faithful
    loyal and reliable
  139. fantastic
    extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance
  140. farewell
    an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
  141. fascinating
    capable of arousing and holding the attention
  142. fast
    acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly
  143. favorable
    encouraging or approving or pleasing
  144. fine
    free from impurities
  145. fit
    meeting adequate standards for a purpose
  146. flattering
    showing or representing to advantage
  147. flexible
    able to bend easily
  148. flourishing
    very lively and profitable
  149. focused
    brought into sharp clarity
  150. forgiving
    inclined or able to forgive and show mercy
  151. fortuitous
    lucky; occurring by happy chance
  152. fortunate
    having unexpected good luck
  153. free
    able to act at will
  154. friendliness
    a feeling of liking for another person
  155. friendly
    characteristic of or befitting an ally
  156. fulfilled
    completed to perfection
  157. fun
    activities that are enjoyable or amusing
  158. funny
    an account of an amusing incident
  159. generous
    willing to give and share unstintingly
  160. gentle
    soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
  161. genuine
    not fake or counterfeit
  162. gifted
    endowed with special talent or talents
  163. glad
    showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
  164. glorious
    having or deserving or conferring high honor
  165. glowing
    highly enthusiastic
  166. good
    having desirable or positive qualities
  167. listener
    someone who listens attentively
  168. natural
    functioning or occurring in a normal way
  169. good-looking
    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
  170. gorgeous
    dazzlingly beautiful
  171. graceful
    characterized by beauty of movement, style, or form
  172. gracious
    characterized by kindness and warm courtesy
  173. grand
    large and impressive in physical size or extent
  174. great
    a person who has achieved distinction in some field
  175. great
    a person who has achieved distinction in some field
  176. green
    of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum
  177. growing
    relating to or suitable for growth
  178. handsome
    pleasing in appearance
  179. happiness
    state of well-being characterized by contentment and joy
  180. happy
    marked by good fortune
  181. hard worker
    someone who works as hard as a slave
  182. hardworking
    characterized by hard work and perseverance
  183. hardy
    having rugged physical strength
  184. harmonious
    exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents
  185. healed
    freed from illness or injury
  186. healthy
    free from infirmity or disease
  187. helpful
    providing assistance or serving a useful function
  188. honest
    marked by truth
  189. hope
    the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
  190. hopeful
    having or manifesting optimism
  191. humorous
    characterized by the power to evoke laughter
  192. ideal
    a principle or value that one hopes to attain or conform to
  193. idealistic
    motivated by noble or moral beliefs rather than practicality
  194. imaginative
    marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
  195. impressive
    making a strong or vivid mental image
  196. incredible
    amazing; extraordinarily good or great
  197. incredible
    amazing; extraordinarily good or great
  198. independent
    free from external control and constraint
  199. individual
    being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  200. individualistic
    marked by or expressing a distinct personality
  201. industrious
    characterized by hard work and perseverance
  202. ineffable
    defying expression or description
  203. informal
    not in accord with established conventions and requirements
  204. ingenious
    showing inventiveness and skill
  205. initiator
    a person who starts a course of action
  206. innovative
    being like nothing done or experienced or created before
  207. insightful
    exhibiting clear and deep perception
  208. inspired
    of surpassing excellence
  209. intelligent
    having the capacity for thought and reason to a high degree
  210. intense
    possessing a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
  211. interest
    a sense of concern with and curiosity about something
  212. interested
    showing curiosity or fascination or concern
  213. interesting
    catching or holding your attention
  214. intuitive
    spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
  215. inventive
    marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
  216. invincible
    incapable of being overcome or subdued
  217. inviting
    attractive and tempting
  218. irresistible
    impossible to withstand; overpowering
  219. joy
    the emotion of great happiness
  220. joyous
    full of or characterized by happiness
  221. judicious
    marked by the exercise of common sense in practical matters
  222. keen
    intense or sharp
  223. kind
    having a tender and considerate and helpful nature
  224. knowing
    alert and fully informed
  225. knowledgeable
    alert and fully informed
  226. leader
    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
  227. learning
    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  228. leisurely
    not hurried or forced
  229. light-hearted
    carefree and happy and lighthearted
  230. likable
    easy to like; agreeable
  231. limitless
    without limits in extent or size or quantity
  232. literate
    able to read and write
  233. lively
    full of life and energy
  234. logical
    based on known statements or events or conditions
  235. lovable
    having characteristics that attract love or affection
  236. love
    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  237. loving
    feeling or showing love and affection
  238. loyal
    steadfast in allegiance or duty
  239. lucky
    having or bringing good fortune
  240. luminous
    softly bright or radiant
  241. magical
    possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
  242. magnificent
    characterized by grandeur
  243. marvellous
    extraordinarily good or great
  244. masterful
    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
  245. mature
    having reached full natural growth or development
  246. mediator
    a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
  247. meditative
    deeply or seriously thoughtful
  248. merry
    full of or showing high-spirited joy
  249. methodical
    characterized by orderliness
  250. mighty
    having or showing great strength, force, or intensity
  251. mild
    humble in spirit or manner
  252. miraculous
    peculiarly fortunate, as if by divine intervention
  253. mirthful
    full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  254. moderate
    marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
  255. modest
    marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
  256. motivated
    given incentive for action
  257. natural
    relating to or concerning the physical world
  258. neat
    clean or organized
  259. nice
    pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
  260. noble
    of or belonging to hereditary aristocracy
  261. nonjudgmental
    refraining from making judgments especially ones based on personal opinions or standards
  262. nurture
    provide with nourishment
  263. objective
    the goal intended to be attained
  264. open-minded
    ready to entertain new ideas
  265. optimistic
    hopeful that the best will happen in the future
  266. organized
    methodical and efficient in arrangement or function
  267. original
    preceding all others in time
  268. outgoing
    at ease in talking to others
  269. outstanding
    of major significance or importance
  270. outstanding
    of major significance or importance
  271. particular
    unique or specific to a person or thing or category
  272. passionate
    having or expressing strong emotions
  273. patient
    enduring trying circumstances with even temper
  274. peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
  275. perceptive
    of or relating to awareness via the senses
  276. perfect
    being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
  277. perfect
    being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
  278. persevering
    quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
  279. persistent
    stubbornly unyielding
  280. personable
    pleasant in manner and appearance
  281. persuasive
    intended or having the power to induce action or belief
  282. playful
    full of fun and high spirits
  283. pleasant
    being in harmony with your taste or likings
  284. pleasing
    giving pleasure and satisfaction
  285. pleasure
    something or someone that provides a source of happiness
  286. plentiful
    existing in great number or quantity
  287. polite
    showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
  288. politeness
    a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
  289. political
    involving or characteristic of governing or social power
  290. positive
    characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance
  291. powerful
    having great force or effect
  292. practical
    guided by experience and observation rather than theory
  293. precious
    of high worth or cost
  294. precise
    sharply exact or accurate or delimited
  295. prepared
    made ready or fit or suitable beforehand
  296. pride
    a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
  297. proactive
    causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond
  298. productive
    capable of bringing forth, especially abundantly
  299. professional
    of or relating to or suitable as an occupation
  300. profound
    situated at or extending to great depth
  301. progressive
    favoring or promoting modern or innovative ideas
  302. prompt
    according to schedule or without delay
  303. propitious
    presenting favorable circumstances
  304. prosperous
    in fortunate circumstances financially
  305. proud
    feeling self-respect, self-esteem, or self-importance
  306. punctual
    acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed
  307. qualified
    meeting the proper standards and requirements for a task
  308. quality
    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something
  309. quick
    moving rapidly and lightly
  310. quiet
    characterized by an absence of agitation or activity
  311. quirky
    strikingly unconventional
  312. quixotic
    not sensible about practical matters
  313. racy
    marked by richness and fullness of flavor
  314. radiant
    emanating or as if emanating light
  315. rational
    consistent with or based on or using reason
  316. realistic
    aware or expressing awareness of things as they are
  317. reasonable
    showing sound judgment
  318. rebellious
    resisting control or authority
  319. refined
    cultivated and genteel
  320. reflective
    capable of physically throwing back light or sound
  321. refreshing
    imparting vitality and energy
  322. relaxed
    without strain or anxiety
  323. relaxing
    affording physical or mental rest
  324. reliable
    able to be depended on; consistent or steady
  325. relieved
    made easier to bear
  326. remarkable
    unusual or striking
  327. remarkable
    unusual or striking
  328. resolute
    firm in purpose or belief
  329. resourceful
    adroit or imaginative
  330. respected
    receiving deferential regard
  331. respectful
    exhibiting an attitude of admiration or esteem
  332. responsible
    worthy of or requiring trust; held accountable
  333. result
    something that follows as a consequence
  334. resultant
    the final point in a process
  335. rewarding
    providing personal satisfaction
  336. robust
    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
  337. safe
    free from danger or the risk of harm
  338. satisfaction
    the state of being gratified
  339. satisfied
    filled with contentment
  340. secure
    free from danger or risk
  341. seductive
    tending to entice into a desired action or state
  342. self-disciplined
    used of nonindulgent persons
  343. self-determination
    determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
  344. sensational
    relating to elementary awareness of stimulation
  345. sense of humor
    the trait of appreciating the humorous
  346. sensible
    able to feel or perceive
  347. sensitive
    responsive to physical stimuli
  348. sensuous
    providing perceptible pleasure or gratification
  349. serene
    not agitated
  350. sharing
    unselfishly willing to partake with others
  351. sincere
    open and genuine; not deceitful
  352. skilful
    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  353. skilled
    having or showing or requiring special skill
  354. smart
    characterized by quickness and ease in learning
  355. smashing
    very good
  356. smooth
    having a surface free from roughness or irregularities
  357. sociable
    inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
  358. self-consciousness
    self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you
  359. solid
    not soft or yielding to pressure
  360. sophisticated
    having worldly knowledge and refinement
  361. sparkling
    shining with brilliant points of light like stars
  362. special
    adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose
  363. spectacular
    sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
  364. spiritual
    lacking material body or form or substance
  365. splendid
    characterized by grandeur
  366. spontaneous
    said or done without having been planned in advance
  367. sporty
    appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport
  368. spunky
    showing courage
  369. stable
    resistant to change of position or condition
  370. stellar
    being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars
  371. strong
    having strength or power greater than average or expected
  372. stunning
    causing bewilderment, shock, or insensibility
  373. stupendous
    so great in size, force, or extent as to elicit awe
  374. successful
    having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
  375. super
    a caretaker for an apartment house
  376. superb
    surpassingly good
  377. surprised
    taken unawares and feeling wonder or astonishment
  378. swift
    moving very fast
  379. tactful
    having a sense of what is considerate in dealing with others
  380. talented
    endowed with talent or talents
  381. tenacious
    good at remembering
  382. terrific
    extraordinarily good or great
  383. thankful
    feeling or showing gratitude
  384. thorough
    painstakingly careful and accurate
  385. thoughtful
    exhibiting or characterized by careful consideration
  386. thrilling
    causing a surge of emotion or excitement
  387. thriving
    very lively and profitable
  388. timely
    done or happening at the appropriate moment
  389. tolerant
    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
  390. traditional
    consisting of or derived from a practice of long standing
  391. trust
    belief in the honesty and reliability of others
  392. trusting
    inclined to believe or confide readily
  393. trustworthy
    worthy of trust or belief
  394. truthful
    expressing or given to expressing the truth
  395. ultimate
    furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
  396. unbelievable
    beyond understanding
  397. unconventional
    not conforming to standards
  398. understanding
    the condition of someone who knows and comprehends
  399. uninhabited
    not having inhabitants; not lived in
  400. unique
    the single one of its kind
  401. unselfish
    disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
  402. upbeat
    pleasantly optimistic and cheerful
  403. valiant
    having or showing heroism or courage
  404. valuable
    having worth or merit
  405. versatile
    having great diversity or variety
  406. vibrant
    vigorous and animated
  407. victorious
    having won
  408. vigorous
    characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
  409. vivacious
    vigorous and animated
  410. vivid
    having striking color
  411. warm
    having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
  412. wealthy
    having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  413. well
    in a good or satisfactory manner or to a high standard
  414. whole
    all of something, including all of its elements or parts
  415. wise
    having intelligence and discernment
  416. integrity
    moral soundness
  417. witty
    demonstrating striking cleverness and humor
  418. wonderful
    extraordinarily good or great
  419. wondrous
    extraordinarily good or great
  420. worthy
    an important, honorable person
  421. youthful
    suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
  422. zeal
    a feeling of strong eagerness
  423. zest
    a tart spicy quality
  424. veritable
    not counterfeit or copied
Created on August 27, 2012 (updated September 28, 2013)

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