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sweetener

noun [C] (MONEY)    /ˈswiːt.nər/ US  /-nɚ/ mainly UK
a present or money given to persuade someone to do something, especially in a way that is secret and often dishonest: a financial sweetenerForms of money and methods of payment
(Definition of sweetener noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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