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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Incompatibility \In`com*pat`i*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}. [Cf.
   F. incompatibilit['e].]
   The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency;

Magistrality \Mag`is*tral"i*ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}.
   Magisterialness; arbitrary dogmatism. --Bacon.

Responsibility \Re*spon`si*bil"i*ty\ (r?*sp?n`s?*b?l"?*t?), n.;
   pl. {-ties} (-t?z). [Cf. F. responsabilit['e].]
   1. The state of being responsible, accountable, or
      answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

   2. That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as,
      the resonsibilities of power.

   3. Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

Chum \Chum\, n.

   {New chum}, a recent immigrant. [Australia] Chupatty
\Chu*pat"ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}. [Hind. chap[=a]t[=i].]
   A kind of griddlecake of unleavened bread, used among the
   natives of India. [Anglo-Indian]

Preciosity \Pre`ci*os"i*ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}. [F.
   pr['e]ciosit['e], OF. also precieuset['e].]
   Fastidious refinement, esp. in language; specif., the
   affected purism and sententiousness characteristic of the
   French pr['e]cieuses of the 17th century.

         He had the fastidiousness, the preciosity, the love of
         archaisms, of your true decadent.        --L. Douglas.

Similarity \Sim`i*lar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}. [Cf. F.
   The quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance;
   as, a similarity of features.

         Hardly is there a similarity detected between two or
         three facts, than men hasten to extend it to all. --Sir
                                                  W. Hamilton.

Subvariety \Sub`va*ri"e*ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}.
   A subordinate variety, or a division of a variety.

Profundity \Pro*fun"di*ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}. [L. profunditas:
   cf. F. profondite. See {Profound}.]
   The quality or state of being profound; depth of place,
   knowledge, feeling, etc. ``The vast profundity obscure.''

Rationality \Ra`tion*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. {-ties}. [F.
   rationalit['e], or L. rationalitas.]
   The quality or state of being rational; agreement with
   reason; possession of reason; due exercise of reason;

         When God has made rationality the common portion of
         mankind, how came it to be thy inclosure? --Gov. of

         Well-directed intentions, whose rationalities will
         never bear a rigid examination.          --Sir T.