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mannerism

noun [C]     /ˈmæn.ər.ɪ.zəm/ US  /-ɚ-/
something that a person does repeatedly with their face, hands, or voice, and that they may not realize they are doing: He's got some very strange mannerisms. We've spent so much time together that we've picked up each other's mannerisms.Behaving, interacting and behaviour
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