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appropriate
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The Great Gatsby
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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • I think he hardly knew what he was saying, for when I asked him what business he was in he answered, "That’s my affair," before he realized that it wasn’t the appropriate reply.
  • "Let’s get out," whispered Jordan, after a somehow wasteful and inappropriate half-hour.

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  • He was left with his singularly appropriate education; the vague contour of Jay Gatsby had filled out to the substantiality of a man.

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  • These clothes aren’t appropriate for work.
  • The movie is not appropriate for young children.

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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
as in: appropriated the Define
give, assign, or seize a resource -- usually for a particular use
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