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 for properly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Properly \Prop"er*ly\, adv.
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     1. In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly;
        as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted.
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     2. Individually; after one's own manner. [Obs.]
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              Now, harkeneth, how I bare me properly. --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!";
             "can't you carry me decent?" [syn: properly,
             decently, decent, in good order, right, the
             right way] [ant: improperly]
      2: with reason or justice [syn: by rights, properly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "properly":
     acceptably, according to use, accurately, adequately,
     advantageously, advisably, aesthetically, amply, appropriately,
     aptly, artistically, as is proper, as is right, becomingly,
     by right, by rights, comme il faut, condignly, congruously,
     conveniently, conventionally, correctly, customarily, decently,
     decorously, deservedly, desirably, disinterestedly,
     dispassionately, duly, elegantly, equally, equitably, evenly,
     expediently, fair, fairly, faultlessly, feasibly, fitly, fittingly,
     flawlessly, genteelly, gracefully, impartially, impersonally,
     in all conscience, in good taste, in reason, inequity, injustice,
     just right, just so, justifiably, justifiedly, justly, meetly,
     nicely, opportunely, orthodoxly, perfectly, politely, practically,
     quietly, right, rightfully, rightly, satisfactorily, seasonably,
     seemly, sic, simply, so, sortably, straight, suitably, tastefully,
     to advantage, traditionally, unobtrusively, upon even terms,
     warrantably, warrantedly, well, with taste, without distinction

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