GRE Word List

PROPRIETY

the quality or state of being proper or suitable : appropriateness

The meaning of the word propriety is the quality or state of being proper or suitable : appropriateness.

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indenturea document or a section of a document that is indented
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discretionindividual choice or judgment
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prattleprate
egotismexcessive use of the first person singular personal pronoun
nipto catch hold of and squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points : pinch
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amorousstrongly moved by love and especially sexual love
superfluousexceeding what is sufficient or necessary : extra