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affinity

noun     /əˈfɪn.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/
[S] a liking or sympathy for someone or something, especially because of shared characteristics: She seems to have a natural affinity for/with water.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction [C or U] a close similarity between two things: There are several close affinities between the two paintings.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of affinity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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