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penchant (s) (noun), penchants (pl)
1. A strong liking for or desire to do something: Helen's penchant for mathematics made it possible for her to become a successful engineer.
2. A definite inclination or tendency to behave in a certain way: Henry's penchant for telling jokes usually amused people; however, it also got him into trouble when serious discussions were involved.
3. Etymology: from French penchant; from Old French pencher, "to incline, to lean toward"; from Vulgar Latin pendicare, formed from Latin pendere, "to hang".
A strong liking or desire to do something.
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A primary interest for something.
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An inclination to behave in a certain way.
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A significant desire for or a pleasure in doing certain things, even when other people might not like it. (3)