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genial -- as in: a genial personality
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  • Lenehan opened most genial arms.
  • Big strong men, officers of the peace and genial giants of the royal Irish constabulary, were making frank use of their handkerchiefs and it is safe to say that there was not a dry eye in that record assemblage.
  • (More genially) Well then, permit me to draw your attention to item number three.
  • SECOND WATCH: (Genially) Ah, sure we were too.
  • The deceased gentleman was a most popular and genial personality in city life and his demise after a brief illness came as a great shock to citizens of all classes by whom he is deeply regretted.

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  • She sent a genial messenger with a tough message.
  • a genial host

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