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idiosyncrasy

noun [C usually plural]     /ˌɪd.i.əˈsɪŋ.krə.si/
a strange or unusual habit , way of behaving , or feature that someone or something has: She often cracks her knuckles when she's speaking - it's one of her little idiosyncrasies. One of the idiosyncrasies of this printer is that you can't stop it once it has started .Habitual behaviour idiosyncratic     /-sɪŋˈkræt.ɪk/ US  /-sɪŋˈkræt̬.ɪk/ adjective The film , three hours long , is directed in his usual idiosyncratic style .Strange, suspicious and unnaturalHabitual behaviour
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