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Vocab - "Marigolds" by Eugenia Collier

Here are the need-to-know words for this story.
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BRAVADO
a false show of courage or defiance
COMPASSION
deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it
DEGRADATION
a decline to a lower condition, with loss of dignity
FUTILE
having no useful result; without effect
IMPOTENT
powerless; lacking strength or vigor
IMPOVERISHED
poor
PERVERSE
stubbornly contrary; wrong; harmful
POIGNANTLY
in a profoundly moving manner
SQUALOR
filthy and wretched condition
STOICISM
an indifference to pleasure or pain; not showing emotion