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propriety
correct behavior, appropriateness

Although the Princess was hungry, propriety demanded that she wait for the king to begin eating first.
rancorous
bitter, hateful

Herbert was so rancorous that he could think of nothing but taking revenge on those who had humiliated him
razed
to tear down, demolish

The house had been razed; where it once stood there was nothing but splinters and bricks.
Reiterate
to say or do again, repeat

The teacher was forced to reiterate her instructions because the class had not been listening the first time

I’m sorry, could you reiterate what you just said? I was not paying attentione
relish
to enjoy greatly

I relish eating while watching T.V
He has no relish for obscene jokes
I don't relish the long drive home.
Peevish
showing annoyance, irritation, or bad mood:

A peevish reply; a peevish frown.
Miffed
put into an irritable mood, esp. by an offending incident
Offended, annoyed.

I was miffed when they didn't invite me to the party.

Roger was miffed at his company’s refusal to employ his son.
Mendicant
Beggar

“Please sir, can you spare a dime?” begged the mendicant as the businessman walked past.
Meticulous
extremely careful, fastidious, painstaking

To find all the clues at the crime scene, the investigators meticulously examined every inch of the area
Modicum
small or token amount

When teachers walk into their classrooms, they expect at least a modicum of respect from their students.