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affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
belligerent - quarrelsome
affiliation - joining; associating with
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry