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 for intimacy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intimacy \In"ti*ma*cy\, n.; pl. Intimacies. [From Intimate.]
     The state of being intimate; close familiarity or
     association; nearness in friendship.
     Syn: Acquaintance; familiarity; fellowship; friendship. See
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a
           mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy" [syn:
           familiarity, intimacy, closeness]
      2: a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship [syn:
         affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement,
      3: a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; "their
         closeness grew as the night wore on" [syn: closeness,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "intimacy":
     accord, acquaintance, act of love, addition, adjunct, adultery,
     affability, affairs, affiliation, affinity, alliance, amiability,
     aphrodisia, approximation, ass, assemblage, association, balling,
     bond, carnal knowledge, chumminess, civility, climax, closeness,
     clubbability, clubbishness, clubbism, cohabitation, coition,
     coitus, coitus interruptus, combination, commerce,
     communicativeness, companionability, compatibility, congeniality,
     congress, connectedness, connection, contiguity, contrariety,
     copula, copulation, corpus, coupling, courtesy, data, datum,
     dealings, deduction, diddling, disjunction, experience, expertise,
     facts, factual base, familiarity, filiation, fondness for society,
     fornication, friendliness, geniality, gregariousness, homology,
     hospitality, information, inseparableness, intelligence,
     intercourse, intimate acquaintance, inwardness, junction, ken,
     know-how, knowing, knowledge, liaison, link, linkage, linking,
     lovemaking, making it with, marital relations, marriage act,
     mateyness, mating, meat, mutual attraction, nearness, onanism,
     orgasm, ovum, palliness, pareunia, practical knowledge,
     private knowledge, privity, procreation, propinquity, proximity,
     rapport, ratio cognoscendi, relatedness, relation, relations,
     relationship, screwing, self-knowledge, sex, sex act,
     sexual climax, sexual commerce, sexual congress,
     sexual intercourse, sexual relations, sexual union, similarity,
     sleeping with, sociability, sociableness, social grace, sociality,
     special affinity, sperm, sympathy, technic, technics, technique,
     tie, tie-in, union, urbanity, venery

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  INTIMACY, n.  A relation into which fools are providentially drawn for
  their mutual destruction.
      Two Seidlitz powders, one in blue
      And one in white, together drew
      And having each a pleasant sense
      Of t'other powder's excellence,
      Forsook their jackets for the snug
      Enjoyment of a common mug.
      So close their intimacy grew
      One paper would have held the two.
      To confidences straight they fell,
      Less anxious each to hear than tell;
      Then each remorsefully confessed
      To all the virtues he possessed,
      Acknowledging he had them in
      So high degree it was a sin.
      The more they said, the more they felt
      Their spirits with emotion melt,
      Till tears of sentiment expressed
      Their feelings.  Then they effervesced!
      So Nature executes her feats
      Of wrath on friends and sympathetes
      The good old rule who don't apply,
      That you are you and I am I.

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