Wednesday, 29 February 2012

word of the day:part two | idiosyncrasy

idiosyncrasy .. ɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈsɪŋkrəsi

noun (plural idiosyncrasies)
1:a mode of behaviour or way of thought peculiar to an individual
2:a distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic of a place or thing
3:a tendency, type of behaviour, mannerism, etc., of a specific person

[Greek idiosunkrsi : idio-, idio- + sunkrsis, mixture, temperament (sun-, syn- + krsis, a mixing; see ker- in Indo-European roots).]

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