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Thanksgiving Toast
one of many toasts (holding up wine glasses) given before eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal in late November to express gratitude for your food, family, and friends
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Word List: Death & Dying

condolences

Word List: Death & Dying

a word used to show your sympathy when someone dies

… my deepest condolences for your loss.

cremated

Word List: Death & Dying

when the person who has died is incinerated (or burned) until only ashes remain

 My mother’s desire was to be cremated instead of buried.

half-staff

Word List: Death & Dying

having the flag fly at half the length of the flag pole

When the governor of a state dies, in his or her honor, US flags are flown at half-staff.

pass away

Word List: Death & Dying

die

My dear friend passed away last week.  It’s really sad, and we will all miss her so much!

sympathy

Word List: Death & Dying

a feeling that expresses sadness and caring

I’m going to get a sympathy card for my friend whose mother recently passed away.