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The Aeneid
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genial -- as in: a genial personality
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The Aeneid
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  • They lie below, on golden beds display’d; And genial feasts with regal pomp are made.
  • Now pour to Jove; and, after Jove is blest, Call great Anchises to the genial feast: Crown high the goblets with a cheerful draught; Enjoy the present hour; adjourn the future thought.
  • Young Pallas, when he saw the chief advance Within due distance of his flying lance, Prepares to charge him first, resolv’d to try If fortune would his want of force supply; And thus to Heav’n and Hercules address’d: "Alcides, once on earth Evander’s guest, His son adjures you by those holy rites, That hospitable board, those genial nights; Assist my great attempt to gain this prize, And let proud Turnus view, with dying eyes, His ravish’d spoils."

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

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