Word Of The Week (WOW #37)
Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)
It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.
If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.
Here’s this week’s WOW:
Part Of Speech:
- A mode of behaviour or way of thought peculiar to an individual.
- A distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic of a place or thing.
- An abnormal physical reaction by an individual to a food or drug.
Peculiarity, mannerism, fancy, fad, vagary.
Early 17th century (originally in the sense ‘physical constitution peculiar to an individual’): from Greek idiosunkrasia, from idios ‘own, private’ + sun ‘with’ + krasis ‘mixture’.
Use In Sentences:
- One of his little idiosyncrasies was always preferring to be in the car first.
- The idiosyncrasies of the prison system.