After Twenty Years by O. Henry

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stalwart

(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

habitual

(Adj): According to usual practice.

swagger

To walk around in a proud, showy manner; to boast in a loud manner

restaurant

a place where people pay to eat

absurdity

nonsense; foolishness

egotism

an exaggerated opinion of your own importance

vicinity

Neighborhood; locality; region about or near a place

impressively

in a way that causes admiration

reassuringly

in a way that restores confidence

stanch

trustworthy

foreshadowing

a hint or clue an author gives about what will happen in the story

dramatic irony

when the audience or the reader knows something a character doesn't

situational irony

a contrast between what is expected to happen and what does happen

verbal irony

a contrast between what is said and what is meant

foil

characters used to contrast with one another in order to show their strengths and weaknesses

symbol

an object or action that represents or means more than it literally is

dynamic character

a character who changes as a result of a story's events

static character

character does not really change during a story

round character

a character we know a lot about

flat character

a one-sided character, often a stereotype

simultaneously

at the same time

intricate

complicated; full of detail

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