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quirk

noun [C] uk   /kwɜːk/ us    /kwɝːk/
an unusual habit or part of someone's personality, or something that is strange and unexpected: You have to get used to other people's quirks and foibles. There is a quirk in the rules that allows you to invest money without paying tax. By some strange quirk/By an odd quirk of fate (= unexpectedly), we ended up on the same train.
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