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 for Foible
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foible \Foi"ble\, a. [OF. foible. See Feeble.]
     Weak; feeble. [Obs.] --Lord Herbert.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foible \Foi"ble\, n.
     1. A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty.
        [1913 Webster]
              A disposition radically noble and generous, clouded
              and overshadowed by superficial foibles. --De
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point;
        -- opposed to forte. [Written also faible.]
     Syn: Fault; imperfection; failing; weakness; infirmity;
          frailty; defect. See Fault.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to
           an individual [syn: idiosyncrasy, foible, mannerism]
      2: the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "foible":
     bad habit, besetting sin, blemish, bug, catch, crack, crotchet,
     defect, defection, deficiency, drawback, eccentricity, failing,
     failure, fault, faute, flaw, frailty, hang-up, hole, idiosyncrasy,
     imperfection, inadequacy, infirmity, kink, little problem,
     moral flaw, peculiarity, preoccupation, problem, quirk, rift,
     shortcoming, snag, something missing, taint, vice,
     vulnerable place, weak link, weak point, weak side, weakness

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