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propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount