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dec·o·rous  audio  (dkr-s, d-kôrs, -kr-) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper: decorous behavior.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin decrus, becoming, handsome, from decor, seemliness, beauty; see dek- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
deco·rous·ly(Adverb), deco·rous·ness(Noun)


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