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Habits and habitual behaviour

habit

noun

something that you do often or regularly, often without thinking about it

routine

noun

your usual way of doing things, especially when you do them in a fixed order at the same time

daily life

noun

all the things that happen or that you do regularly

custom

noun

something that a particular person regularly does

tendency

noun

an attitude, habit, or situation that is starting to develop in a particular way

ritual

noun

something that you do regularly and always in the same way

way of life

noun

if something is a way of life, it is considered to be what people normally do or have

common practice

something that is done a lot and is considered normal

as is someone’s wont

used for saying that someone has a habit of doing a particular thing

proclivity

noun

a tendency to want to do a particular thing, especially something bad

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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