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Thursday, November 22 2001

The dict-ified word of the day is predilection

| source : web1913 | Predilection \Pre`di*lec"tion\, n. [Pref. pre- + L. dilectus, p. p. diligere to prefer: cf. F. pr['e]dilection. See {Diligent}.] A previous liking; a prepossession of mind in favor of something; predisposition to choose or like; partiality. --Burke. | source : wn | predilection n 1: a predisposition in favor of something [syn: {preference}] 2: a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"; "martinis are an acquired taste" [syn: {preference}, {penchant}, {taste}] | source : devils | PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.

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