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

  Peculiarity \Pe*cul`iar"i*ty\ (p[-e]*k[=u]l`y[a^]r"[i^]*t[y^]),
     n.; pl. Peculiarities (p[-e]*k[=u]l`y[a^]r"[i^]*t[i^]z).
     1. The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality;
        singularity. --Swift.
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     2. That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive
        characteristic or habit; particularity.
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              The smallest peculiarity of temper or manner.
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     3. Exclusive possession or right. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an odd or unusual characteristic [syn: peculiarity,
           distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic]
      2: a distinguishing trait [syn: peculiarity, specialness,
         specialty, speciality, distinctiveness]
      3: something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting [syn:
         curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  170 Moby Thesaurus words for "peculiarity":
     aberration, abnormality, absurdity, affectation, affection,
     anomaly, anticness, aroma, attribute, automatism, bad habit, badge,
     banner, bizarreness, bizarrerie, brand, cachet, caprice, cast,
     character, characteristic, command of language, conceit,
     configuration, crackpotism, crank, crankiness, crankism,
     creature of habit, crotchet, crotchetiness, curiousness, custom,
     cut, deformity, deviancy, deviation, device, differentia,
     differential, differentness, distinctive feature, divergence,
     dottiness, earmark, eccentricity, erraticism, erraticness,
     exaggeration, expression of ideas, fantasticality, fashion,
     feature, feeling for words, figure, flavor, force of habit,
     form of speech, freakiness, freakishness, grace of expression,
     grandiloquence, grotesqueness, grotesquerie, gust, habit,
     habit pattern, habitude, hallmark, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, image,
     impress, impression, index, indicant, indicator, individualism,
     inflation, insignia, irregularity, keynote, kink, lineaments,
     literary style, maggot, malformation, manner, manner of speaking,
     mannerism, mark, marking, measure, minauderie, mode,
     mode of expression, mold, monstrosity, monstrousness, nature,
     nonconformity, note, oddity, odor, outlandishness, particularity,
     pattern, peculiar trait, personal style, picture, practice, praxis,
     property, quaintness, quality, queerness, quip, quirk, quirkiness,
     representation, representative, rhetoric, savor, seal,
     second nature, sense of language, shape, sigil, sign, signal,
     signature, singularity, smack, speciality, specialty, stamp,
     stereotype, stereotyped behavior, strain, strangeness, style,
     stylistic analysis, stylistics, sure sign, symptom, taint, tang,
     taste, telltale sign, teratism, the grand style, the plain style,
     the sublime, token, trademark, trait, trick, trick of behavior,
     twist, unconventionality, unnaturalness, usage, use, vein, way,
     weirdness, whim, whimsicality, whimsy, wont

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