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propensity

noun [S]     /prəˈpen.sɪ.ti/ US  /-sə.t̬i/ formal
the fact that someone is likely to behave in a particular way, especially a bad way: [+ to infinitive] She's inherited from her father a propensity to talk too much. He's well-known for his natural propensity for indiscretion.Habitual behaviour
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