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::: incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
::: respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
::: periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
::: dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
::: oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
::: pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: diva - operatic singer; prima donna
::: intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in