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idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
menace - threat; V: threaten
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth