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wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
bedraggle - wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain