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GRE Word List

PENCHANT

strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars

The meaning of the word penchant is strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars.

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