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Is there any difference between "congenial" and "genial"?

A genial person is pleasant and friendly in their behaviour. Because of this, you will probably find them congenial [to you]. As you see from the definition you found, congenial always has the sense ...
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Is there any difference between "congenial" and "genial"?

Is there any difference between "congenial" and "genial"? Yes. The sources below cover the subtle difference(s) between the two words: From The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage ...
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Is there any difference between "congenial" and "genial"?

Harry Shaw, Dictionary of Problem Words and Phrases (1975) offers this brief discussion of how the two terms differ: congenial, genial. Congenial means "compatible," "allied in spirit, ...
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need an idiom or phrase that means "you're up early"

up with the lark in British English up early in the morning Bright and early very early in the morning He was up bright and early, keen to get started.
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need an idiom or phrase that means "you're up early"

You could try "you're an early bird", which would be derived from the common aphorism "The early bird catches the worm".
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Are "adaptiveness" and "adaptability" interchangeable?

There are no strong differences between the two in literal meaning, but adaptability is used far more commonly than adaptiveness. I have done a few searches (one in Corpus of Contemporary American ...
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Closest equivalent of "bless you" for coughing

"Are you okay?" is an acceptable reaction.
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Alternative for huckster

Personally, I would say a mercenary or higgler, the first one meaning doing shady things for money, the second meaning someone who peddles various items.
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Envision vs Envisage

From OED, we have the earlier “envisage” as Etymology: < French envisage-r, < en- (see en- prefix1) + visage visage n., face. transitive. To look in the face of; figurative to face (danger, ...
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