Know Your Next Word : affinity

17. affinity :

noun :

sympathy, attraction, kinship, similarity

usage :

• Ducks have an affinity for water. That is, they like to be in it.

• Children have an affinity for trouble. That is, they offer to find themselves in it.

• Magnets and iron have an affinity for each other, that is, each is attracted to the other.

Affinity also means similarity or resemblance. There is an affinity between snow and sleet.

• to arrange charter flights for opera lovers and other affinity groups

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