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

  genuine \gen"u*ine\, a. [L. genuinus, fr. genere, gignere, to
     beget, in pass., to be born: cf. F. g['e]nuine. See
     Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native;
     hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated;
     authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a
     genuine production; genuine materials. "True, genuine night."
     Syn: Authentic; real; true; pure; unalloyed; unadulterated.
          See Authentic. -- Gen"u*ine*ly, adv. --
          Gen"u*ine*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]
                The evidence, both internal and external, against
                the genuineness of these letters, is overwhelming.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine
             leather" [syn: genuine, echt] [ant: counterfeit,
      2: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine
         emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true
         grief" [syn: genuine, true(a), unfeigned]
      3: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of
         something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a
         desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma" [syn: actual,
         genuine, literal, real]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "genuine":
     aboveboard, absolute, actual, arcadian, artless, authentic, bluff,
     blunt, bona fide, broad, brusque, bucolic, candid, card-carrying,
     de facto, dinkum, direct, downright, earnest, explicit, factual,
     fair and square, following the letter, for real, forthright,
     foursquare, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken,
     free-tongued, good, good-faith, heart-to-heart, historical,
     homespun, honest, honest-to-God, inartificial, ingenuous, lawful,
     legitimate, lifelike, literal, native, natural, naturalistic,
     naturelike, on the level, on the square, on the up-and-up, open,
     open and aboveboard, openhearted, original, outspoken, pastoral,
     plain, plain-spoken, positive, proper, pukka, pure, real,
     realistic, rightful, round, rural, simon-pure, simple, sincere,
     single-hearted, square, square-dealing, square-shooting, sterling,
     straight, straight-out, straight-shooting, straightforward,
     substantial, sure-enough, transparent, true, true to life,
     true to nature, true to reality, unadorned, unadulterated,
     unaffected, unartificial, unassumed, unassuming, unchecked,
     uncolored, unconcocted, unconstrained, uncopied, uncounterfeited,
     undeniable, undesigning, undisguised, undisguising, undissembling,
     undissimulating, undistorted, unembellished, unequivocal,
     unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning,
     unfictitious, unflattering, unguarded, unimagined, unimitated,
     uninvented, unpretended, unpretending, unpretentious, unqualified,
     unreserved, unrestrained, unromantic, unsimulated, unspecious,
     unspoiled, unsynthetic, unvarnished, up-and-up, verbal, verbatim,
     veridical, verisimilar, veritable, word-for-word

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