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ameliorate - improve
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
regime - method of system or government
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
calamity - disaster; misery
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track