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

  Genial \Ge*ni"al\, a. (Anat.)
     Same as Genian.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Genial \Gen"ial\, a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See
     1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or
        production; generative; procreative; productive. "The
        genial bed." --Milton.
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              Creator Venus, genial power of love.  --Dryden.
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     2. Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of
        life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and
        inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and
        sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful
        and genial disposition.
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              So much I feel my genial spirits droop. --Milton.
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     3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native;
        natural; inborn. [Obs.]
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              Natural incapacity and genial indisposition. --Sir
                                                    T. Browne.
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     4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher
        nature. [R.]
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              Men of genius have often attached the highest value
              to their less genial works.           --Hare.
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     Genial gods (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside
        over marriage and generation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]
      2: of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw
         [syn: genial, mental]
      3: agreeable, conducive to comfort; "a dry climate kind to
         asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are
         anything but kind to the feet" [syn: kind, genial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  164 Moby Thesaurus words for "genial":
     abiogenetic, aestival, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable,
     ardent, beaming, biogenetic, blastogenetic, blissful, blithe,
     blithesome, blood-hot, blood-warm, bonhomous, bright,
     bright and sunny, calid, cheerful, cheery, civil, clubbable,
     clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate,
     compatible, complaisant, congenial, convivial, cordial, courteous,
     desirable, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, easygoing, elated,
     en rapport, enjoyable, epigenetic, equatorial, eumerogenetic,
     eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, fair, fair and pleasant,
     felicific, felicitous, fine, fit for society, flushed,
     fond of society, friendly, gametic, generative, generous, genetic,
     genital, genitive, gentle, glad, gladsome, glowing, good,
     good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, gracious,
     grateful, gratifying, gregarious, happy, harmonious, heart-warming,
     hearty, heterogenetic, high, histogenetic, homogenetic, honeyed,
     hopeful, hospitable, in good spirits, in high spirits,
     irrepressible, isogenetic, jocund, jolly, jovial, kind, kindly,
     laughing, liberal, likable, luke, lukewarm, mellifluous, mellow,
     merogenetic, merry, metagenetic, mild, monogenetic, neighborly,
     nice, of good cheer, open, openhearted, optimistic, orthogenetic,
     pangenetic, parthenogenetic, phytogenetic, pleasant, pleasing,
     pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, radiant, receptive,
     relaxed, rewarding, riant, room-temperature, rosy, sanguine,
     sanguineous, satisfying, smiling, sociable, social, social-minded,
     sparkling, sporogenous, subtropical, summery, sunny, sunshiny,
     sweet, sweet-tempered, temperate, tepid, thermal, thermic, toasty,
     tropical, unfrozen, urbane, warm, warm as toast, warmhearted,
     warmish, welcome, welcoming, well-disposed, well-natured, winsome,

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