One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the sisters instantly re-established their old intimacy’
closeness, togetherness, affinity, rapport, attachment, familiarity, confidentiality, close association, close relationship, close attachment, close friendship, friendliness, comradeship, companionship, amity, affection, mutual affection, warmth, warm feelings, understanding, fellow feeling
informal chumminess, palliness
British informal mateyness
2‘she flushed at the memory of their earlier intimacy’
sexual relations, sexual intercourse, sex, intercourse, lovemaking, act of love, carnal knowledge, sexual congress, congress
formal coition, coitus, copulation
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