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propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
prank - mischievous trick
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg