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A Human Taste for Rarity Spells Disaster for Endangered Species, Liza Gross

Gross, Liza. "A Human Taste for Rarity Spells Disaster for Endangered Species." PLOS Biology (November 28, 2006): n. pag. Journals.plos.org. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

What is the best definition of the word penchant in the following sentence?

“A new theoretical study shows that adding human behavior to the equation—specifically, the human penchant for rarity—reveals an unexpected mechanism of exploitation, with alarming implications for species survival.” (Lines 9-11)

A

Distaste.

B

Horror.

C

Fondness.

D

Indifference.