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affinity
a preference


My cat has an affinity for the most comfortable chair in the house, though we have tried to discourage him from sleeping there.
fledgling
new, inexperienced

Our neighborhood has a lot of teenagers in it and I always approach my driveway carefully, on the lookout for fledgling drivers.
hackneyed
worn-out, overused, trite

Our new state representative is not a very good speaker; he has an affinity for hackneyed phrases.
incessant
nonstop, constant

I live close to a major highway, and it took me a long time to get used to the sound of incessant traffic.
opulence
riches, luxury

After spending a week in the opulence of my sister's home, it was difficult to return to my own, more modest, surroundings.
proximity
nearness, closeness

We chose our home for its proximity to my husband's job.
sagacious
intelligent, wise, sensible

Wearing my boots yesterday turned out to be a very sagacious decision; by the end of the day we had 5 inches of new snow!
supplant
to replace, to take the place of

Everyone told me to get a new dog when my poodle died, but another dog could never supplant Simon.
unassailable
undeniable

The jury quickly came back with a guilty verdict; the evidence against the accused was unassailable.
voluminous
large, big, bulky

She barely fit down the aisle of church--the skirt of her bridal gown was so voluminous.