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appropriate
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Girl Interrupted
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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • What would have been an appropriate level of intensity for my anger at feeling shut out of life?
  • In addition, these people often have inappropriately intense anger with frequent displays of temper or recurrent physical fights.

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  • There were more pernicious results as well: selfloathing, alternating with "inappropriately intense anger with frequent displays of temperů" What would have been an appropriate level of intensity for my anger at feeling shut out of life?

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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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