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Today's word is:

discrepancy

|disˈkrepənsē|

noun ( pl. discrepancies )

A lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts: there's a discrepancy between your account and his.

ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Latin discrepantia, from discrepare 'be discordant,' from dis- 'apart, away' + crepare 'to creak.'