The letter K was causing me problems in my mild A-Z planning, but this is where I've ended up.
Collins English Dictionary offers these definitions:
1. a skilful, ingenious, or resourceful way of doing something2. a particular talent or aptitude, esp an intuitive one
Knack covers positive and negative, which is always useful in a word. My knack for baking cake is matched by my knack for rolling bad dice.
I've also found giving NPCs a knack or two an easy way to bring them to life. A physical description is all very well, but I run out of hair colours and voices long before I run out of interesting knacks. Meeting up with that strawberry blonde bar wench is fine, but give her a knack for being always in the right place to overhear what she shouldn't and a mean line in home-brewing and you have a story in the making.
Knacks. I'm a fan.
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