_____– n. place where you received the news that a loved one or ones died:
Who knows why she assumed that every mundane detail of the _____ would remain in her memory? Was it just that those early moments of shock brought everything she had ever taken for granted into surreal relief? As she realized how rapidly details dissolved into _____s, she obsessively documented the site’s less obvious attributes in as many media as possible.
_____  – n. lonesome duty of carrying someone else’s story after their death:
Whenever she resented the weight of her_____ , she gathered strength from the memory of Nadezhda Mandelstamwho memorized all of her husband’s poems (including the ones he wrote for his paramours). Nadezhda mentally repeated each text for decades until his poetry could be published. She couldn’t help but wonder, though, if Nadezhda was ever plagued by_____or possibly_____towards Osip.
_____ – pref. relationship to another person through organ donation:
Not all organ donor families are comfortable meeting the organ recipients but his donor family reached out to him earlier than usual. He kept in touch with his_____-mother for the rest of her life. She enjoyed aaaaaaaing him especially since he carried a _____ for her son within him.
_____– n. time ravaged impression once considered to be a _____ that inevitably becomes blurry:
The widow was distressed when she went to_____of her husband and could no longer find any _____ s in the fabric. She feared that his musky odor would rapidly become a_____ without this mnemonic aid.
_____– n. indelible evidence of a person’s existence:
When theaaaaaaaaashaved her head, she revealed a childhood scar from a misadventure with her older brother. It was oddly comforting to realize that she would always carry one this_____s for him.
_____– v. to empty a space, e.g. home, office, studio, treehouse, car that once belonged to the deceased:
It was almost impossible for the two_____sto_____ their parents’ bedroom because every drawer was filled with things that _____. Even though they were not trying to _____ they were overwhelmed by _____ s.
Because another author is both a _____ and an_____ , she opened her speech by apologizing to anyone in the audience who may have been hurt by her son’s actions. Her complex mixture of grief, _____ , and _____ strained her voice and _____despite her obvious intention to remain calm.
The teachers debated whether it was worse to have to face the_____ every day when they returned to school or to have the building torn down and observe how their fellow teacher’s sacrifice became more of a _____ with each new wave of incoming students.
_____– n. a memorial with a a sense of humor:
Theaaaaaaaaawas lost in memories as she headed back to the car. Fortunately, she glanced down just in time to avoid stepping on a makeshift_____for a tiny rodent resident of the neighborhood. As she cackled her dead brother did not seem so distant.
_____ – 1. n. hole or space in the ground where your home used to be located;
_____ – 2. n. the grave where a spouse or lover is buried:
She immediately pulled over the first time she drove by her family’s old home and discovered the _____  because she was afraid that she might begin to _____. Strangely, she was so disoriented by the unrecognizable landscape that it did not _____.