proper, fitting, one's own


  • expropriate

    If you expropriate something, you take it away for your own use although it does not belong to you; governments frequently expropriate private land to use for public purposes.

  • apropos

    When something is apropos, it is fitting to the moment or occasion.

  • appropriate

    If you appropriate something that does not belong to you, you take it for yourself without the right to do so.

  • malapropism

    A malapropism is an unintentional and usually humorous mistake you make when you use a word that sounds similar to the word you actually intended to use but means something completely different.

  • propriety

    Propriety is behaving in a socially acceptable and appropriate way.

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