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luxury

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈlʌk·ʃər·i, ˈlʌɡ·ʒər·i/
great comfort, esp. as provided by expensive and beautiful possessions, surroundings, or food, or something enjoyable and often expensive but not necessary: [U] a life of luxury [U] a luxury hotel [C] Having an extra bathroom was at first a luxury, but after we had children it became a necessity. A luxury is also any unusual, enjoyable activity: [C] Sleeping late was a real luxury.
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