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dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
monograph - scholarly article
listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid