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 for expansive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  euphoric \euphoric\ adj.
     strongly experiencing a feeling of well-being; feeling
     euphoria. Opposite of dysphoric. [Narrower terms:
     expansive]
  
     Syn: elated, happy.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expansive \Ex*pan"sive\ ([e^]ks*p[a^]n"s[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
     expansif.]
     1. Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate;
        diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the
        expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air.
        [WordNet sense 1]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A more expansive and generous compassion. --Eustace.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              His forehead was broad and expansive. --Prescott.
  
     2. causing expansion; as, the expansive force of heat.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     3. of much expanse; wide-extending; as, an expansive view of
        the mountains.
        [PJC]
  
     4. friendly, open, and unrestrained in conversation or
        discourse; -- of people; as, wine made the guest
        expansive. [WordNet sense 4]
  
     Syn: effusive, talkative.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     5. characterized by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and
        delusions of grandeur. [WordNet sense 3]
        [WordNet 1.5] -- Ex*pan"sive*ly, adv.
        -{Ex*pan"sive*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  expansive
      adj 1: able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion;
             "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
             [ant: unexpansive]
      2: of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or
         scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner";
         "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings" [syn:
         expansive, grand, heroic]
      3: marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of
         grandeur
      4: friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest
         expansive" [syn: expansive, talkative]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "expansive":
     accessible, affable, airy, all jaw, all-embracing, all-inclusive,
     amiable, ample, amplitudinous, approachable, big, bouncy, broad,
     buoyant, candid, capacious, chatty, commodious, communicable,
     communicative, comprehensive, conversable, conversational, copious,
     deep, demonstrative, dilatable, dilatant, distensive, easy,
     effervescent, effusive, elastic, enlarging, expandable, expanding,
     expansible, expansile, expansional, extendable, extended,
     extending, extensible, extensile, extensional, extensive,
     extroverted, far-reaching, flip, fluent, frank, free,
     free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, friendly, full, gabby,
     garrulous, gassy, generous, genial, glib, gossipy, great,
     gregarious, gushy, infinite, inflatable, inflationary, large,
     lavish, liberal, long-winded, loquacious, multiloquent,
     multiloquious, newsy, open, openhanded, outgoing, outspoken,
     overtalkative, prolix, resilient, roomy, scopic, self-revealing,
     self-revelatory, smooth, sociable, spacious, spreading, talkative,
     talky, unconstrained, unhampered, unrepressed, unreserved,
     unrestrained, unrestricted, unreticent, unsecretive, unshrinking,
     unsilent, unsuppressed, vast, verbose, volatile, voluble,
     voluminous, warm, wide, wide-ranging, widespread, windy
  
  

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