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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: amoenitas 'pleasantness', from amoenus 'pleasant'

amenity

noun
     
a‧me‧ni‧ty plural amenities [countable usually plural]
something that makes a place comfortable or easy to live in:
The hotel is in the city centre, close to shops and local amenities.
houses that lack basic amenities (=basic things that people need, such as heat and running water)

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