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money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage

The meaning of the word dowry is money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage.

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rampslope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)
smotherkill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
intimatehint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
bereavementstate of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
winnowsift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
salientprominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
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