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 for proclivity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proclivity \Pro*cliv"i*ty\, n. [L. proclivitas: cf. F.
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     1. Inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency. "A
        proclivity to steal." --Abp. Bramhall.
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     2. Readiness; facility; aptitude.
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              He had such a dexterous proclivity as his teachers
              were fain to restrain his forwardness. --Sir H.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a natural inclination; "he has a proclivity for
           exaggeration" [syn: proclivity, propensity, leaning]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "proclivity":
     a thing for, affinity, animus, aptitude, aptness, bag, bent, bias,
     cast, character, chosen kind, conatus, conduciveness, constitution,
     cup of tea, delight, diathesis, disposition, druthers, eagerness,
     eccentricity, fancy, fascination, favor, feeling for, grain,
     idiosyncrasy, inclination, inclining, individualism, kidney,
     leaning, liability, liking, make, makeup, mental set, mettle, mind,
     mind-set, mold, mutual affinity, mutual attraction, nature,
     partiality, particular choice, penchant, personal choice,
     predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, prepossession,
     probability, proneness, propensity, readiness, sensitivity to, set,
     slant, soft spot, stamp, strain, streak, stripe, style,
     susceptibility, sympathy, taste, temper, temperament, tendency,
     thing, tropism, turn, turn of mind, twist, type, warp, weakness,

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