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penchant (noun) strong liking for something.

When you have a penchant for good wine, you have a strong liking for good wine. When you have a penchant for ridiculing others, you like to ridicule them. Your penchant for partying is your strong inclination to partying.

  • His penchant for argument has landed him often in trouble. He would pick up argument for silly reasons, and that often puts him in trouble.
  • Her penchant for fast driving has caused her a number of accidents. She is so crazy after speed that in one accident she almost lost her life.
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