Word of the day / Imut עִמּוּת
In the United States, even the presidential debates maintain an air of civility. In Israel, in comparison, the word to describe that verbal sparring can also refer to more violent confrontations and conflicts.
For roughly three out of every four years, the English word "debate" has a fairly civilized connotation. Maybe you think of your high school debate team or a dinner spiced with political arguments, whether fully coherent or not, being lobbed back and forth over the meatloaf and potatoes.