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genial -- as in: a genial personality
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • "Well, well, take twenty well-earned points for Gryffindor, Miss Granger," said Slughorn genially.
  • It was not genial any more, but shocked, terrified.
  • It was not genial any more, but shocked, terrified.
  • "Harry, that’s three of my little suppers you’ve missed now!" said Slughorn, poking him genially in the chest.
  • ’Time’s UP!’ called Slughorn genially.
  • "All too young to Apparate just yet?" said Slughorh genially, "Not turned seventeen yet?"
  • "Harry, Harry, just the man I was hoping to see!" he boomed genially, twiddling the ends of his walrus mustache and puffing out his enormous belly, "I was hoping to catch you before dinner!

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

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