I noun affinity, appetite, ardor, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, capacity, competence, direction, disposition, eagerness, enthusiasm, fancy, fondness, gravitation, inborn ability, inclinatio, inclination, innate ability, leaning, liking, partiality, particular aptitude, passion, polarity, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensio, propension, propensity, relish, specialty, specific aptness, specific quality, talent, tendency, weakness II index affection, animus, bias, characteristic, conatus, disposition (inclination), favor (partiality), favoritism, inclination, partiality, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency

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