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dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
enamored - in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)