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

  Penchant \Pen`chant"\, n. [F., fr. pencher to bend, fr.
     (assumed) LL. pendicare, L. pendere. See Pendant.]
     Inclination; decided taste; bias; as, a penchant for art.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Penchant \Pen`chant"\, n. (Card Playing)
     A game like b['e]zique, or, in the game, any queen and jack
     of different suits held together.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  penchant
      n 1: a strong liking; "my own preference is for good
           literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney" [syn:
           preference, penchant, predilection, taste]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "penchant":
     a thing for, affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast,
     conatus, conduciveness, delight, diathesis, disposition, eagerness,
     fancy, fascination, favor, feeling for, fondness, inclination,
     inclining, leaning, liability, liking, mutual affinity,
     mutual attraction, partiality, predilection, predisposition,
     preference, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness,
     propensity, readiness, sensitivity to, soft spot, susceptibility,
     sympathy, taste, tendency, tropism, turn, twist, warp, weakness,
     willingness
  
  

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