[ im-pro-peer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌɪm prɒˈpɪər i ə /
noun (used with a plural verb)
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"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of Improperia
1875–80; < Late Latin, plural of improperium, equivalent to Latin improper(āre) to blame (apparently an unlearned conflation of improbāre to express disapproval and improprius incorrect or improperus not hastening) + -ium -ium
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