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 for idiosyncrasy
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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to
           an individual [syn: idiosyncrasy, foible, mannerism]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "idiosyncrasy":
     aberration, abnormality, animus, anomaly, aptitude, aroma,
     attribute, badge, banner, bent, bias, brand, cachet, cast,
     character, characteristic, conceit, configuration, constitution,
     crackpotism, crank, crankiness, crankism, crotchet, crotchetiness,
     cut, deviancy, deviation, device, diathesis, differentia,
     differential, differentness, disposition, distinctive feature,
     divergence, dottiness, earmark, eccentricity, erraticism,
     erraticness, feature, figure, flavor, freakiness, freakishness,
     grain, gust, habit, hallmark, idiocrasy, image, impress,
     impression, inclination, index, indicant, indicator, individualism,
     insignia, irregularity, keynote, kidney, kink, leaning, lineaments,
     maggot, make, makeup, mannerism, mark, marking, measure,
     mental set, mettle, minauderie, mind, mind-set, mold, nature,
     nonconformity, note, oddity, odor, particularity, peculiar trait,
     peculiarity, picture, predilection, predisposition, preference,
     proclivity, propensity, property, quality, queerness, quip, quirk,
     quirkiness, representation, representative, savor, seal, set,
     shape, sigil, sign, signal, signature, singularity, slant, smack,
     specialty, stamp, strain, strangeness, streak, stripe, sure sign,
     symptom, taint, tang, taste, telltale sign, temper, temperament,
     tendency, token, trademark, trait, trick, trick of behavior, turn,
     turn of mind, twist, type, unconventionality, unnaturalness, warp,
     whim, whimsicality, whimsy

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