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amenity

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈmiːnəti/ US   /əˈmenəti/ ( plural amenities)
something such as a swimming pool or shopping area that is intended to make life more pleasant or convenient for people in a town, hotel, or other place: public amenities.
basic amenities simple things that are considered necessary for comfort: In some countries most people earn less than a dollar a day and lack basic amenities such as clean water. The hotel's rooms are functional, incorporating all the basic amenities but no more.
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