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dowry
items of importance given by parents to daughter and her husband at marriage
midwife
woman assisting in prenatal care and childbirth
dung
cow droppings collected and used for manure, fuel, and building
sari
cotton or silk fabric draped over the shoulder and worn around the body by Hindu women
bullock cart
cars pulled by young or castrated bulls
thatch
natural roofing material such as straw
paddy fields
rice fields
caste
system for Hindu society which is divided into four hereditary social divisions
Brahmans
highest division in caste system; priests
Ksharriyas or Rajanyas
warriors and rulers. second highest in caste system
Vaishyas
second lowest division in caste system; producers,farmers, craftsmen
Shudras or Dasyas
lowest caste division; serfs and laborers
acrid
bitter
daunt
to defeat
injunctions
restrictions, limitations imposed on a person's or institution's freedom
jauntily
lightly; easily
ravenous
extremely hungry
reproach
to blame, to criticize
ruddy
reddish
solace
comfort
taciturn
silent, reluctant to talk
Deepavali
The Festival of Lights
golsu
anklet
bier
frame or stand on which a coffin is placed, usually before a cremation
fallow
barren (adj.)
land left unplowed or unseeded (n.)
albino
a person who lacks usual pigmentation. having very white skin and hair