Mammoth Memory

Penchant - A strong liking for something

PRONOUNCE PENCHANT

(Pronounced [in the UK like the French] pon-shon)

REMEMBER MEANING OF PENCHANT

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

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 and I mean really, strongly liked chanting.

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. 

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