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::: imbalance - lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
::: recurrent - occurring again and again
::: anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
::: gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape