Honors Short Story

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grave

very serious and worrying

maligned

spoken ill of

apathy

lack of interest or emotion

oppressive

causing great discomfort; distressing

encroaching

intruding on, especially in a gradual way

commemorates

honors a memory

extricating

setting free; removing from a difficult situation

constricting

preventing freedom of movement; limiting

perpetually

continuing forever; constantly

tentative

hesitant; not confident

convoluted

twisted in a complicated way

verified

proved to be true

deftness

skillfulness

imperceptibly

so slowly or slightly as to be barely noticeable

tempering

changing to make more suitable, usually by mixing with something

ingratiating

acting in a way intended to win someone's favor

scrutinized

examined carefully

indulgence

leniency; readiness to tolerate or forgive bad behavior

grimacing

making a twisted face showing disgust or pain

meager

of poor quality or small amount

trace

tiny amount; hint

fraud

deceit; trickery

stipulates

includes specifically as part of an agreement

prudent

exercising sound judgment; cautious

discord

conflict; disagreement

aggrieved

wronged; suffering grief or injury

arable

suitable for growing crops

prostrate

lying flat

irreproachable

above criticism

ulterior

further; beyond what is openly stated or implied

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