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a liking or habit of doing something
  • How to Memorize
    • penchant - liking
  • Analysis

    A ‘penchant’ is a strong and continued inclination to do or use something, or a keen appreciation of it. The term generally refers to something that may be seen as an acquired taste or, at the very least, not typical.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsproclivityinclination, fondness,
  • Example(s)
    1. Carol is a good co-worker aside from her penchant for playing practical jokes.

    2. David has some strange hobbies. I believe collecting stamps is one of his penchants.

    3. My uncle has a penchant for Cuban cigars, so I got him a box for his birthday.