The Things They Carried

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Dr. Willard

perimeter

n. a fortified boundary that protects a troop position

intransitive

adj. designating a verb or verb construction that does not require or cannot take a DO (eg snow, sleep)

taut

adj tightly drawn, tense, not slack

topography

n. detailed mapping or charting of the features of an arena

antipersonnel

adj. designed to inflict death or bodily injury rather than material destruction

volition

n. the act of willing, choosing, or resolving, exercise of willing

arsenal

n. a storage or a magazine containing arms and military equipment (also, the best english soccer team :) )

entrench

v. to place in a position of strength, establish firmly or solidly

tangible

adj. capable of being touched

exuberance

n. joyful enthusiasm

fungal

adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of a fungus

summa cum laude

adj. with the highest praise

decapitate

v. to cut off the head of, behead

eviscerate

v. to remove the entrails from, disembowel

schizophrenia

n. a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements

censure

v. to criticize or reproach in a harsh manner

acquiescence

n. agreement or consent by silence or without objection

platitude

n. a flat, dull, o trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound

reticence

n. the state or quality of being reluctant, unwillingness

rectitude

n. rightness of principle or conduct, moral virtue

ordnance

n. cannon or artillery

definitive

adj. most reliable or complete, as of a text, author, criticism, study, or the like

implacable

adj. not able to be pleased, satisfied or won over

civility

n. courtesy, politeness

bedlam

n. a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion

mundane

adj. common, ordinary, banal, unimaginative

warranty

n. assurance, guarantee, authorization, warrant

pagoda

n. a religious building of the Far East

cadre

n. a group of qualified personnel capable of forming or leading an expanded organization

causation

n. the relation of cause to effect, causality

phosphorescent

adj. emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous

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