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Positive words are vocabulary that invoke images of strength, goodness, wonder, joy and potential. These are quite useful in conversation, public speaking and writing such that many of these words have become cliche. The following is an attempt at a vocabulary of positive words that avoids cliche. For example, "inventive" or "original" instead of the overused "innovative".
Absorbing
Acceptance
Active
Admiration
Adventurous
Ambition
Animated
Appreciate / Appreciation
Audacious
Auspicious
Authoritative
Beneficial
Bliss
Brave
Bright
Buoyant
Calm
Caring
Celebrated
Change
Charming
Cheery
Civilized
Classic
Classy
Cogent
Committed
Compassionate
Competent
Complete
Composed
Confident
Conscientious
Considerate
Constructive
Content / Contentment
Cool
Courageous
Courteous
Cultivated
Cultured
Curious / Curiosity
Daring
Dauntless
Decisive
Decorous
Deep
Delicate
Desirable
Different
Direction
Discipline
Distinguished
Dutiful
Earnest
Efficient
Effortless
Elastic
Elation
Elegant
Encouraging
Enduring
Engrossing
Enthusiastic
Essential
Esteemed
Ethical
Fair
Faithful
Fast
Fearless
Fine
Flexible
Fortunate
Friendly
Fun
Gainful
Generous
Gifted
Graceful
Gracious
Grateful / Gratitude
Grit
Grounded
Gutsy
Happy
Healthy
Help / Helpful
Human
Humble
Imaginative
Immersed
Impassioned
Important
Impressive
Inclusion
Industrious
Inspired
Introspective
Intuitive
Invaluable
Inventive
Involved
Joy
Kind
Legitimate
Lively
Loving
Loyal
Lucid
Lucky
Luminous
Masterly
Momentous
Moving
Natural
Nice
Nostalgic
Notable / Noteworthy
Novel
Nurturing
Open
Opportune
Optimistic
Original
Perceptive
Playful
Poised
Polished
Polite
Potent
Powerful
Practical
Practiced
Pragmatic
Principled
Productive
Promise / Promising
Protected
Quick
Rare
Rational
Real
Realistic
Reassuring
Recognized
Refined
Reflection
Regard
Relaxed
Reliable
Remarkable
Resounding
Resourceful
Respected
Respectful
Responsible
Responsive
Rewarding
Robust
Rosy
Selfless
Sentimental
Shared / Sharing
Sharp
Singular
Sophisticated
Spirited
Spry
Stability
Stewardship
Strenuous
Strong
Stylish
Subtle
Sure
Talented
Tasteful
Thankful
Thoughtful
Thriving
Tough
True
Trusting / Trusted
Unaffected
Unafraid
Uncommon
Understanding
Unreal
Unselfish
Untiring
Untroubled
Useful
Valuable
Venturesome
Versatile
Vigorous
Vital
Well-known
Wonder
Worthwhile
Youthful
In many cases, using the most simple and direct word available is a good way to avoid cliche. For example, "good" instead of "amazing." Generally speaking, modern English speakers tend to use the most dramatic word they can find in everyday situations such that dramatic words become tired, overused and stripped of their original meaning.

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