Difficult Words:

Propriety and Proprietary

Difficult Words : Propriety and Proprietary

Proprietary (pruh PRYE i TER ee) adj: characteristic of an owner of property, constituting property

To take a proprietary interest in something is to act as though you own it.

George felt very proprietary about the chocolate-cookie recipe. He had invented it himself.

The Company's design for musical toilet paper is proprietary. The company owns it. And outsiders can't look at it for anything.

Propriety (pruh PRYE i ee) n: properness, good manners

The old lady viewed the little girl's failure to curtsy as a flagrant breach of propriety. She did not approve of or countenance such improprieties.

Propriety prevented the young man from trashing the town in celebration of his unexpected acceptance by the college of his choice.

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