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 for Idiosyncrasies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Idiosyncrasy \Id`i*o*syn"cra*sy\, n.; pl. Idiosyncrasies. [Gr.
     ?; 'i`dios proper, peculiar + ? a mixing together, fr. ? to
     mix together; ? with + ? to mix: cf. F. idiosyncrasie. See
     Idiom, and Crasis.]
     A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or
     temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and
     distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility;
     idiocrasy; eccentricity.
     [1913 Webster]
           The individual mind . . . takes its tone from the
           idiosyncrasies of the body.              --I. Taylor.

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