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

  Pleasance \Pleas"ance\, n. [F. plaisance. See Please.]
     1. Pleasure; merriment; gayety; delight; kindness. [Archaic]
        --Shak. "Full great pleasance." --Chaucer. "A realm of
        pleasance." --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A secluded part of a garden. [Archaic]
        [1913 Webster]
              The pleasances of old Elizabethan houses. --Ruskin.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached
           to a mansion
      2: a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people
         desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure" [syn:
         pleasure, pleasance] [ant: pain, painfulness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "pleasance":
     affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability,
     amicability, bliss, blissfulness, common, commons, compatibility,
     complaisance, congeniality, cordiality, enjoyableness,
     felicitousness, geniality, goodliness, goodness, graciousness,
     gratefulness, harmoniousness, mellifluousness, mellowness,
     niceness, paradise, park, pleasantness, pleasantry, pleasingness,
     pleasurability, pleasurableness, pleasure, pleasure garden,
     pleasure ground, pleasurefulness, public park, rapport, sweetness,
     sweetness and light, welcomeness

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