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A superlative puzzle?

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It's Saturday night, and being a puzzle writer I have no social life. 

So I make a list of a dozen things: 

1. A destroyer of compasses

2. A massive herbivore

3. A peculiar behavior

4. A portrayal, as [if] perfect

5. A student of obfuscation

6. A way for water to disappear

7. An earth scientist

8. Some bilious organs

9. Some cell phones

10. Some foot doctors

11. Some groups of possibly heterogeneous things considered as a whole

12. Some people who study races

I lazily let my pencil wander down through the list, three times,

thus dividing each word into four pieces of lengths 2, 3, 4: 

AG  BL  GE  GR  ID  PT  VA [7]

ACK  ADD  AGN  ALI  ASY  BER  CRY  DEM  EDI  ERS  

ETH  ETI  GAL  HIP  HOP  IDE  IST  ION  IOS  IZA

LBL  MUS  NOL  OGI  OPH  ORT  OTA  POP  POR STS

STS  YSI  ZAT  ZER  [34]

CIST  EGAT  IONS  OLOG  RIES  TION  YNCR  [7]

Finally, I notice that if I take the 2nd letter of each word, I get something appropriate for this forum.

What is it?

[The words are nouns of equal length, and singular or plural as the clues indicate.]

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2. IDIOSYNCRASY

8. GALLBLADDERS

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Vaporization

Blackberries

Ethnologists

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Hippopotamus

Cryptologist

Geophysicist

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Demagnetizer

Idealization

Orthopedist?

Aggregations

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All words are correct. And so the answer is ... ?

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A great riddle!

:)

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A great riddle!

:)

Perfect. :)

Perhaps presumptuous on my part, but amazingly, that's what fell out.

Seriously? Nah.

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