Word of The Week (WOW #11)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

WOW

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

decorum

Word: Decorum

Part Of Speech: noun

Pronunciation: de·co·rum

Meaning: 

Behaviour in keeping with good taste and propriety. 

  • etiquette: he had no idea of funeral decorum.
  • (decorumsarchaic particular requirements of good taste and propriety.
  • archaic suitability to the requirements of a person, rank, or occasion.

Synonyms: Properness, seemliness, decency, decorousness, good taste, correctness, appropriateness,

Antonyms: Wrongdoing, misconduct, dishonesty, corruption, unscrupulousness, illegitimacy, unprofessionalism.

Word Origin: Latin. Mid 16th century (as a literary term, denoting suitability of style): from Latin, neuter of the adjective decorus ‘seemly’.

Use in sentence: 

He had acted with the utmost decorum.

  • Etiquette: He had no idea of funeral decorum.

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I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way!

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Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

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