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penchant

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
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Examples

This year’s federal election campaign still suggests a penchant for refusing to confront reality.

History in Edinburgh has a peculiar penchant for throwing together people, politics and passion.

His penchant for tall, rakish women and strong, musclebound men is alive and well and still living in New York.

Both women had a penchant for people with titles, even spurious ones.

As well as a love of vegetables he has a penchant for historical documentaries.

Those with a penchant for acting on the silver screen need not be disappointed.

Are you a 13-16 year old girl with a penchant for acting and a future as bright as the sun itself?

Just ask its programming boss, an energetic philosophy graduate with a penchant for John Stuart Mill.

That is a perennial weakness of princes - a penchant for false-hearted favourites.

The Bulgarian has a penchant for going to ground easily under challenges.

We’ve all encountered characters with a penchant for telling tall tales.

Photographs show her as glamorous with a penchant for fashions with a nipped-in waist and large hats.

The most important of these tendencies are a deep passion for equality itself and a penchant for independent action.

he has a penchant for adopting stray dogs

Bet you didn’t know I was a whizz knitter with a special penchant for fancy multi-coloured designs.

The pictures show a country with a truly biased curriculum and a penchant for martyrdom.

Anyone with a penchant for numbers can have a go at guessing the number of coffee beans in a huge jar on the day to receive a prize.

You may have guessed that I have a penchant for love poems, well I suppose I’m just an old romantic at heart.

He also has a penchant for catchy one-liners, ideally suited to television.

We thought he was a great big fat squeaky-voiced cricketer with a tiresome penchant for laddish behaviour.

She plays a New York socialite and actress who is a lousy mother and has a penchant for good-looking young men.