grudger


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grudge

 (grŭj)
tr.v. grudged, grudg·ing, grudg·es
1. To be reluctant to give or admit: even grudged the tuition money.
2. To resent for having; begrudge: grudged him his good ways with the children.
n.
A deep-seated feeling of resentment or rancor: bears a grudge about the accident.

[Middle English gruggen, grucchen, to grumble, complain, from Old French grouchier.]

grudg′er n.
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To save something toward the repayment of those creditors was the object toward which he was now bending all his thoughts and efforts; and under the influence of this all-compelling demand of his nature, the somewhat profuse man, who hated to be stinted or to stint any one else in his own house, was gradually metamorphosed into the keen-eyed grudger of morsels.
Grudgers will groom anyone--with one critical exception: if a member does not reciprocate, unlike the Suckers, the offended Grudger will punish the Cheater by ostracizing him from the group.
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