Today's Word "proclivity"

A natural inclination on

Published in Vocabulary

proclivity \pro-KLIV-uh-tee\ (noun) - A natural inclination; predisposition.

"Nothing has emerged, except a marked proclivity for the gibbet; for he took great delight in stringing up renegade Frenchmen whom he surprised in the ranks of the English or caught in towns which showed signs of disloyalty to the King."

Proclivity comes from Latin proclivitas, from proclivis, "inclined," from pro-, "forward" + clivus, "a slope."


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