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quirk

quirk

 
 
pronunciation:
kwuhrk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an odd personal trait; idiosyncrasy.
Constantly holding an unlit cigarette in his fingers is one of his little quirks.
synonyms:
eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, twist
similar words:
aberration, mannerism, trick
definition 2: a sudden, sharp, and unexpected turn or shift.
Our meeting each other at the lawyer's office happened by a quirk of scheduling.
synonyms:
twist
similar words:
caprice, warp
definition 3: anything that is unexpected or unpredictable, or has no apparent explanation.
synonyms:
anomaly, freak
similar words:
caprice, oddity, peculiarity
derivation: quirky (adj.)