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disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
browbeat - bully; intimidate
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
deface - mar; disfigure
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone