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May 9, 2012
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discrepant

PRONUNCIATION:
(di-SKREP-uhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Marked by disagreement, incompatibility, or inconsistency.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin discrepare (to disagree), from dis- (apart) + crepare (to creak or rattle). Earliest documented use: 1524.

USAGE:
"Giselle can famously feel like a ballet of discrepant halves. Each of its acts demands an entirely different style."
Judith Mackrell; Reviews: Dance; The Guardian (London, UK); Jul 19, 2010.

See more usage examples of discrepant in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. -Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)

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