In Latin, "memorare" means "to remember"--a memorial service is held to remember the life of a person who has died; this could often include recognizing what the person has done for the community. What makes this memorial service even sadder is not the memory of what the teacher and middle school students had done as much as what they could have done had they not been victims of a shooting.
Another says, Wasn’t it a beautiful
In Latin "super" means "over" and "fluere" means "to flow"--this would apply more to objects than people, but the next example sentence connects to the chosen definition. When applied to a person, "superfluous" could take on a more hurtful tone that means "serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being."
constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
"Entire" and "whole" are synonymous adjectives, so the use of "entire" seems superfluous here, but both words emphasize how painfully long a day would be for Caitlin if she could not have the time to draw.
But that will never happen because I can’t go a whole
entire day without drawing.
the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
"Stride" and "pace" can be exact synonyms, but they're not used that way here: "pace" can easily replace "stride" in the previous example sentence, but "keep stride" would not sound as smooth as the often-used phrase "keep pace" (note the final and beginning p).
We’re going to keep
pace with each other because we’re talking to each other while we walk
Compare this and the previous example sentences with this one: "There’s a solution out there with your name written on it." "Closure," "conclusion" and "solution" are synonymous nouns that describe what Caitlin and her community search for throughout the novel.
I look up Closure and it says: the state of experiencing an emotional
conclusion to a difficult life event such as the death of loved one.