(Latin: suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing act, state, quality, property, or condition corresponding to an adjective)
A clubfoot is an abnormality that can be surgically corrected or improved.2. A feature or characteristic that is not usual or typical; especially, something that is worrying or which shows there may be something wrong or harmful: The dictionary lists several abnormalities which can be considered mental health issues.
3. A difference in intelligence that falls outside the typical range of intelligence: Greg's school is providing special classes for students with abnormalities who need special educational procedures.
2. Being fully involved in doing something that a person wants to achieve: Shirley's absorbabilities while studying at the university resulted in a doctor's degree that was achieved in less time than is normally required.
2. An upward slope on a hill.
2. Harshness, bitterness, or severity: "She had a reputation for expressing her temperamental acerbities in language which was very bitter and disturbing for those to whom she directed such acerbities."
2. Special degree of sensitivity.
2. Corpulence; fatness.
3. Excessive accumulation of lipids (fat) in a site or organ of the body.
2. Family resemblance or a relationship by marriage: There was a special affinity between the two friends apparently because they were also cousins.
3. An inherent similarity between people or things: There is a close affinity between lemons and limes.
Sarah felt an affinity with all of those who suffered because their pains were also her pains.4. Etymology: Affinity comes from Latin affinitas, which means "kinship by marriage, as distinct from blood kinship".
In the 18th century, naturalists started to use affinity to mean a family resemblance (as between cats and lions).
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2. General skillfulness, especially with the hands; very skillful and versatile; using both hands with equal facility.
2. An expression or statement that has more than one meaning: "There were ambiguities in the diagnosis by the physician regarding Nick's mental condition."
3. That which causes uncertainty or confusion: "Because of the nature of the ambiguities of the answers provided by the politician, people were becoming less confident in his qualifications."
2. Left-handed on both sides; clumsy; as opposed to ambidexter.
3. Awkwardness in the use of either or both hands.