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Idiosyncratic means unique to an individual. Albert Einstein famously had lots of idiosyncratic habits. For example, he rarely wore socks, and he talked to his cat.
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This is my least favorite word mainly because people often mispronounce it as supposably. Really grates on the nerves.
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