Electronegativity and electron affinity?

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Why is the electronegativity of fluorine higher than chlorine but not electron affinity? How is it possible that it has a stronger attraction towards a bonding pair of electrons than when a new electron is added to the atom?
 

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Because ionisation energy is much higher for fluorine than for chlorine?
 

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