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

  Festive \Fes"tive\, a. [L. festivus, fr. festum holiday, feast.
     See feast, and cf. Festivous.]
     Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay;
     mirthful; sportive. -- Fes"tive*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]
           The glad circle round them yield their souls
           To festive mirth and wit that knows no gall. --Thomson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal)
             occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry
             evening" [syn: gay, festal, festive, merry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "festive":
     blithe, blithesome, boon, convivial, festal, free and easy, gala,
     gay, gladsome, gleeful, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, hilarious,
     jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, merry,
     merrymaking, mirthful, on the loose

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