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inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
monetary - pertaining to money
outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous