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impropriety
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Brave New World
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  • The word (for "father" was not so much obscene as–with its connotation of something at one remove from the loathsomeness and moral obliquity of child-bearing–merely gross, a scatological rather than a pornographic impropriety); the comically smutty word relieved what had become a quite intolerable tension.

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  • denied any impropriety
  • rumors of accounting improprieties

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