Word Of The Week (WOW #37)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word 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:

Word:

Idiosyncrasy

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

None

Pronunciation:

  • /ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈsɪŋkrəsi/
  • id-i-o-syn-cra-sy
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Meaning:

  • 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.

Synonyms:

Peculiarity, mannerism, fancy, fad, vagary.

Antonyms:

None

Word Origin:

Early 17th century (originally in the sense ‘physical constitution peculiar to an individual’): from Greek idiosunkrasia, from idios ‘own, private’ + sun ‘with’ + krasis ‘mixture’.

Usage Note:

None

Use In Sentences:

  • One of his little idiosyncrasies was always preferring to be in the car first.chauffeurs-hire-966695_640
  • The idiosyncrasies of the prison system.wires-628105_640