respectable / respectful / respective

respectable / respectful / respective
   Respectable means "deserving respect or on good behavior": Mother always told us to be respectable in public.
   Respectful refers to showing respect: Be respectful of the people around you, especially if they have sticks.
   Respective means "individual and appropriate": The summer camp kids were shown to their respective cabins.

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