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Word of the Day: Idiosyncrasy


 

As promised, I am continuing to post in my Word of the Day section. Today’s word is Idiosyncrasy.

Idiosyncrasy [id-ee-uhsing-kruh-see, –sin-] (noun):

1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism that is peculiar to an individual or group.

2. the physical characteristics peculiar to an individual or group.

3. peculiarity in the physical or mental constitution of an individual or group, especially susceptibility towards drugs, food, etc… 

Example:

She could hunt flies in an open field, but couldn’t grab a cat if it sat on her own lap– that was part of her idiosyncrasy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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