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intimate

noun [C]     /ˈɪn.tɪ.mət/ US  /-t̬ə-/ formal
a friend you know very well: Intimates of the star say that he has been upset by the personal attacks on him that have appeared in the press recently.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
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