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 for affable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affable \Af"fa*ble\, a. [F. affable, L. affabilis, fr. affari to
     speak to; ad + fari to speak. See Fable.]
     1. Easy to be spoken to or addressed; receiving others kindly
        and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner;
        courteous; sociable.
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              An affable and courteous gentleman.   --Shak.
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              His manners polite and affable.       --Macaulay.
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     2. Gracious; mild; benign.
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              A serene and affable countenance.     --Tatler.
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     Syn: Courteous; civil; complaisant; accessible; mild; benign;
          condescending.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  affable
      adj 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile";
             "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial
             greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable,
             cordial, genial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "affable":
     Bohemian, accommodating, agreeable, amiable, amicable, attentive,
     benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, bonhomous, casual,
     cheerful, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative,
     companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, compliant,
     congenial, considerate, cordial, courteous, decent, deferential,
     degage, desirable, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, easygoing,
     en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, familiar,
     felicific, felicitous, fine, fit for society, folksy,
     fond of society, free and easy, friendly, generous, genial, gentle,
     good, good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, graceful,
     gracious, grateful, gratifying, gregarious, harmonious, haymish,
     heart-warming, homely, homey, honeyed, hospitable, indulgent,
     informal, irregular, kind, kindly, likable, loose, loquacious,
     mellifluous, mellow, mild, natural, nice, obliging, offhand,
     offhanded, overindulgent, overpermissive, permissive, plain,
     pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful,
     polite, relaxed, respectful, rewarding, satisfying, simple,
     sociable, social, social-minded, solicitous, suave, sweet,
     sweet-tempered, tactful, talkative, thoughtful, unaffected,
     unassuming, unceremonious, unconstrained, unconventional,
     unofficial, unstudied, urbane, welcome, well-natured
  
  

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