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penchant

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈpɑ̃ːŋ.ʃɑ̃ːŋ/ us    /ˈpen.tʃənt/
a liking for, an enjoyment of, or a habit of doing something, especially something that other people might not like: a penchant for melodrama/skiing/exotic clothes Her penchant for disappearing for days at a time worries her family.
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