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dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
squander - waste; spend foolishly
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress