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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
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
absolve - pardon (an offense)
disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
hummock - small hill; hillock
determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm