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    instinct

    instinct - Dictionary definition and meaning for word instinct

    Definition
    (noun) inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli
    Synonyms : inherent aptitude
    Example Sentence
    • the spawning instinct in salmon
    • altruistic instincts in social animals
    Definition
    (adj) (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated
    Synonyms : replete
    Example Sentence
    • imbued with the spirit of the Reformation
    • words instinct with love
    • it is replete with misery
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for instinct

~distinct i.e distinct quality is innate capability or aptitude

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