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incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
convex - curving outward
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
monograph - scholarly article
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''