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Posted by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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penchant \PEN-chunt\
DEFINITION noun : a strong and continued inclination; broadly : liking

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Like its synonyms "leaning," "propensity," and "proclivity," "penchant" implies a strong instinct or liking for something. But these four words, while similar, are also distinguished by subtle differences. "Leaning" usually suggests a liking or attraction not strong enough to be decisive or uncontrollable ("a student with artistic leanings"), whereas "propensity" tends to imply a deeply ingrained and usually irresistible inclination ("a propensity to offer advice"). "Proclivity" frequently suggests a strong, natural proneness to something objectionable or evil ("a proclivity for violence"). "Penchant," a descendant of Latin "pendere" ("to weigh"), typically implies a strongly marked taste in the person or an irresistible attraction in the object ("a penchant for taking risks").





by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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Jess1231
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Interesting
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 8, 2011 at 11:09 AM

cool

mommybug77
by Bronze Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 12:19 PM

interesting

nngmommy83
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM
I've used this word before : )
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natesmom1228
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Wow thanks for the info

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

me too. :)

Quoting nngmommy83:

I've used this word before : )


Come laugh with me as I fumble my way through
cooking around my new-found food allergies:

A Side Order of Nothing

eating

natesmom1228
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM


Quoting RobynS:

me too. :)

Quoting nngmommy83:

I've used this word before : )



I don't think I ever have. I know what it means, but I don't think I have ever used it.

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