Penchant - A strong liking for something
(Pronounced [in the UK like the French] pon-shon)
To remember the definition of the word penchant, use the following mnemonics:
The pond was beautiful as the sunshine shone (penchant). I had a strong liking for this view outside my door and had a tendency to spend ages looking at.
(Pronounced [in the USA] pen-chant)
The animals in the pens were chanting, (penchant) they liked chanting.
Examples of penchant in a sentence
Hackers have a penchant for breaking into secure areas.
Recently, Henry discovered he had a penchant for baking so he opened a café downtown.
In order for Helen to sleep well at night, she has to resist her penchant for watching true crime shows.