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Abhishek Chaudhary

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# Find First Palindromic String in the Array

Given an array of strings `words`, return the first palindromic string in the array. If there is no such string, return an empty string `""`.

A string is palindromic if it reads the same forward and backward.

Example 1:

Explanation: The first string that is palindromic is "ada".
Note that "racecar" is also palindromic, but it is not the first.

Example 2:

Input: words = ["notapalindrome","racecar"]
Output: "racecar"
Explanation: The first and only string that is palindromic is "racecar".

Example 3:

Input: words = ["def","ghi"]
Output: ""
Explanation: There are no palindromic strings, so the empty string is returned.

Constraints:

• `1 <= words.length <= 100`
• `1 <= words[i].length <= 100`
• `words[i]` consists only of lowercase English letters.

SOLUTION:

``````class Solution:
def firstPalindrome(self, words: List[str]) -> str:
for word in words:
if word == word[::-1]:
return word
return ""
``````