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  • 181 Indecorous — In de*co rous (?; 277), a. [L. indecorous. See {In } not, and {Decorous}.] Not decorous; violating good manners; contrary to good breeding or etiquette; unbecoming; improper; out of place; as, indecorous conduct. [1913 Webster] It was useless and …

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  • 182 gracious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French gracieus, from Latin gratiosus enjoying favor, agreeable, from gratia Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete godly b. archaic pleasing, acceptable 2. a …

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  • 183 well-bred — adjective Date: circa 1589 1. having or displaying good breeding ; refined 2. having a good pedigree < well bred swine > …

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  • 184 tacky — I. adjective (tackier; est) Etymology: 2tack Date: 1788 somewhat sticky to the touch < tacky varnish >; also characterized by tack ; adhesive II. adjective ( …

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  • 185 Breast — The milk engorged breast of a pregnant woman …

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  • 186 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield — Philip Lord Chesterfield Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG (22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters. A Whig, Lord Stanhope, as he was known until his father s death in 1726, was born in… …

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  • 187 Elizabeth Seymour, Duchess of Somerset — Infobox Person name = Elizabeth Seymour Duchess of Somerset image size = 200px caption = Lady Elizabeth Percy, Lady Ogle [sic] by George Perfect Harding birth date = 26 January 1667 birth place = Petworth House, Sussex death date = 24 November… …

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  • 188 Augustan drama — [ riot at Covent Garden s Royal Theatre in 1762 over a rumored increase in ticket prices. Although drama declined in the Augustan era, it was still popular entertainment.] Augustan drama can refer to the dramas of Ancient Rome during the reign of …

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  • 189 The History of the Fairchild Family — by Mary Martha Sherwood was a series of bestselling children s books in nineteenth century Britain. The three volumes, published in 1818, 1842 and 1847, detail the lives of the Fairchild children. Part I, which was in print for over a century,… …

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  • 190 Culture of the Tlingit — The culture of the Tlingit, an Indigenous people from Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon, is multifaceted and complex, a characteristic of Northwest Coast peoples with access to easily exploited rich resources. In Tlingit culture a heavy… …

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  • 191 standard — /stan deuhrd/, n. 1. something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model. 2. an object that is regarded as the usual or most common size or form of its kind: We stock the deluxe models as well as …

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  • 192 Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of — ▪ English writer born Sept. 22, 1694, London died March 24, 1773, London  British statesman, diplomat, and wit, chiefly remembered as the author of Letters to His Son and Letters to His Godson guides to manners, the art of pleasing, and the art… …

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  • 193 Italian Literature — • The modern language of Italy is naturally derived from Latin, a continuation and development of the Latin actually spoken among the inhabitants of the peninsula after the downfall of the Roman Empire Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …

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  • 194 gentle — [13] Expressions like ‘of gentle birth’, and related forms such as gentility [14] and gentleman [13] point up the original link between gentle and ‘family, stock, birth’. The word comes via Old French gentil from Latin gentīlis, a derivative of… …

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  • 195 gentlefolk — n. one of good family or good breeding …

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  • 196 gentlefolks — n. one of good family or good breeding …

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  • 197 savoir vivre —    (sah vwahr VEE vreu) [French: to know how to live] Knowledge of worldly ways and social proprieties; good breeding; good manners …

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  • 198 amenity — n. 1. Pleasantness, agreeableness, mildness, softness. 2. Suavity, affability, gentleness, refinement, civility, comity, courtesy, politeness, urbanity, complaisance, amiability, geniality, blandness, graciousness, obliging manner, good manners,… …

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  • 199 comity — n. Courtesy, civility, amenity, politeness, suavity, urbanity, affability, good breeding, good manners …

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  • 200 gentility — n. Politeness, courtesy, urbanity, good breeding, good behavior, refinement of manners …

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