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::: dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
::: coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
::: contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
::: propensity - natural inclination
::: castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
::: sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
::: iota - very small quantity
::: mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire