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genial -- as in: a genial personality
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Crime and Punishment
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  • He met his visitor with an apparently genial and good-tempered air, and it was only after a few minutes that Raskolnikov saw signs of a certain awkwardness in him, as though he had been thrown out of his reckoning or caught in something very secret.
  • "Yes, I do," went on Porfiry, touching Raskolnikov’s arm genially, "you must take care of your illness.

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

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