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Word: penchant

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


Sentences Containing 'penchant'

A fellow Freemason and amateur musician, Walsegg had a penchant for commissioning works from composers of the day and then passing them off as his own in private performances.
Adams had accused Tengku Musa Eddin as a spendthrift and wastrel with a penchant for gambling.
Animated to life by Metlar's elemental lava, Lady Liberty unfortunately turned out to be a less-than-ideal woman, affecting a coarse New York accent and an even coarser penchant for complaint.
As in, middle-of-nowhere Swaziland Africa.” ‘Hot Potato’ was a self-dubbed name, due to his penchant for passing himself around amongst ladies, not unlike the action of a real hot potato.
During the 2002 Rocky Mountain Revue, teammates Junior Harrington and Kenny Satterfield nicknamed Andersen "Birdman" for his arm span and penchant for aerial acrobatics.
Features of this style in the local context included a penchant for inscribing the date of the erection of the building prominently on its facade, the use of projecting horizontal fins as sun shading devices over windows and the use of flagpoles.
He created the "Inspector Canardo" series, featuring a depressed anthropomorphic duck detective with a penchant for cigarettes, alcohol and "femmes fatales", before working on other titles.
He has a penchant for storytelling in his songs.
He is known for performing many vocal impersonations, including Gene Simmons, Kevin Federline, Spencer Pratt, Manny Ramirez, Lamar Odom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Tom DeLonge, Adam Carolla, and Anthony Kiedis, as well as a character of his own invention named "Rudy," a stereotypical heavy-accented cholo ex-con with a penchant for marijuana and manscaping.
He retains his penchant for historical weapons, and in his brief stint as the "Red Robin" he's shown using a Mauser as his sidearm of preference.
He was popularly known as a man for all crises because of a penchant of Lebanon's presidents to turn to him in times of major national strife or political upheaval. Personality.
Higgins reveals a penchant for dominating his son's life by attempting to rush the ceremony, but Inara intends to give Fess a proper Companion union and politely but forcefully shoos the father out of her shuttle.
In the early 1920s, Edmond Michel, a French immigrant in New Orleans with a penchant for tinkering and inventing, watched a group of farmers hack away at sugar cane with large machetes.
In this respect, it is arguable whether MUFS’ film productions in the 1960s perceived of themselves as being specifically or importantly Australian; or as part of an international movement of filmmaking instigated by the nouvelle vague (the films themselves are a curious hybrid: most definitely influenced by the style of the New Wave, its penchant for pastiche and quotation, but also very localised in their view of Melbourne).
Known for Sweed's zany, intentionally adolescent humor (particularly surrounding his abuse of a rubber frog named "Froggy," a penchant for blowing up things with firecrackers, and catch phrases like "zingy-zingy," "Overdey!" and "stay sick, turn blue"), late night monster movies were a unique experience for Cleveland and Detroit viewers in the 1970s.
Matilda's name was taken from "Waltzing Matilda", an old Australian folk song, and given to her as a result of her penchant for stepping side to side (as if she were waltzing) against the wire panels on the sides of her cage.
Misfits of Science also shared a similar comedic style, particularly with the Misfit's de-facto leader Dr. Billy Hayes who had a similar penchant for off-the-cuff gags like Bill Murray's Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters.
Race and Hennig branded themselves as "Handsome" Harley Race (which was actually a moniker given to him by fans in Japan) and "Pretty Boy" Larry Hennig, a cocky villainous tag team with a penchant for breaking the rules to win matches.
Rattiner writes more than 300 articles a year on topics including science, humor, sports, world affairs, architecture, history, and scandal. In 1975, "Time" published a feature story about him entitled "Hoaxer of the Hamptons," in which it covered his penchant for creating East End myths and legends.
Richard loses the child's game Easter egg hunt and dives to find Lilli an adult's pearl as her reward. His penchant for racing a lagoon shark sparks a domestic quarrel; Lilli thinks he is foolhardy, but the liveliness makes Richard feel virile.
Serge, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a large, expensive, completely white painting.
The novel shows Irving beginning to develop a blend of comedy and pathos, as well as a penchant for fashioning quirky characters.
The UK's Deviants, in the late 1960s, played in a range of psychedelic styles with a satiric, anarchic edge and a penchant for situationist-style spectacle presaging the Sex Pistols by almost a decade.
While editing the student magazine "Contra", Selkirk found he had a penchant for magazine publishing.
With a penchant for elevating the seemingly mundane to the monumental, Clay often focused—literally and figuratively—on "those places we pass each day and take little notice of".
Yogi (Voiced by Dan Aykroyd) and Boo Boo (Voiced by Justin Timberlake) are two brown bears who have a penchant for stealing picnic baskets from visitors to Jellystone Park, while park rangers Smith (Tom Cavanagh) and Jones (T.J. Miller) are preventing them to do so.

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