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penchant for

A strong preference for something. She had a penchant for fine wine and expensive restaurants.
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The penchant for Oriental rigour also extends to the external treatment.
Gregg Henderson of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge speculates that the finding could explain the penchant for termites in his locale to chew through polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes that house telephone cables.
Now, they're taking the penchant for exposing chicanery to the world at large.
Rockman's sensibility is that of an adolescent boy; hence the penchant for horror, sci-fi, gross-out.
This impressive work sheds light on the recent history of the UN Security Council (UNSC), examining how the penchant for UN-backed humanitarian intervention in the 1990s has given way to an impotent UNSC, unable to play a meaningful role in the war in Iraq.