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Jovial (adjective)

Definition:

Friendly and cheerful,  Think of the related noun joy, which means “something that gives pleasure.” Jovial describes personalities or moods that are joyful. It is a good compliment for someone who is usually in a cheerful and optimistic mood.

Example Sentences:

– I was in a very jovial mood after I received my promotion, and I took all my colleagues out to celebrate.
– „He was a hard shrewd jovial politician, whose acts of kindness served his interest and whose interest was himself.
– Hello Mr President, said Jerry Seinfeld, shaking Barack Obama’s hand jovially.

Synonyms:

 happy, amiable, cheerful,

Antonyms:

 depressed, unhappy, sad

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Devise (verb)

Definition:

To create, invent or creatively think up an idea or plan. To invent or come up with a creative and intelligent idea, solution, or plan.

Example Sentences:

– I would like each of you to try to devise a strategy for launching our new product line.
– “A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled”
– “Culture is all the things and ideas ever devised by humans working and living together.”

Synonyms:

plan, arrange, design, invent

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