If you have a predilection for something, you have a preference for it.
An eclectic assortment of things or people comes from many varied sources; additionally, it usually includes the best of those sources.
The elite members of a society are those at the top or those who are the very best.
A collection is a gathering or bringing together of things, such as coins or rocks.
When you select something, you choose or pick it out from a group of things.
get or gather together
brought together in one place
subject to or requiring payment especially as specified
done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
select by a vote for an office or membership
having the ability to be appointed or chosen
a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
knowledge and intellectual ability
of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
leave undone or leave out
the ability to recall past occurrences
the act of choosing or selecting
tending to select
the property of being selective
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