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31 terms

The Things They Carried

Dr. Willard
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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