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Riley Outen

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The _____ of Sarah's new house to her sworn nemesis's led Sarah to plead with her parents to, by any means necessary, mover her family out of their new neighborhood.
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The Word

Propinquity (n.)

1. Nearness; proximity

2. Kinship

This word is often used in Social Psychology to describe relations between people. In Social Psychology, it is also one of the main rules of attraction, as the closer one is to another, the more likely they are to be attracted to them.

Propinquity conveys a stronger sense of closeness than proximity. Despite this, the words are often used interchangeably.


First Definition: proximity, closeness, vicinity, nearness, adjacency

Second Definition: family, closeness, relationship, connection, affinity


First Definition: distance, separation, remoteness, expanse

Second Definition: incompatibility, dislike, animosity, resentment

Choose the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.

The highly sought after Washington lawyer chose her firm based on its propinquity to the Capitol building.

Sometimes, Olivia Pope uses her propinquity to President Fitz in order to get what she wants in the White House.

The propinquity exhibited by the rude cashier at Walmart led to my dislike of the entire store.

When choosing a house, many's main concern is the propinquity to work.