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The Things They Carried Vocabulary

20 vocab words for The Things They Carried
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ambiguous
difficult to comprehend, unclear
oppressive
unreasonably burdensome or severe
buoyant
capable of floating; light hearted
mortification
a feeling of shame, humiliation or wounded pride
confiscate
to take by authority
exuberance
enthusiasm; unrestrained joy
serenity
being free of stress or emotion
imperative
absolutely necessary, unavoidable; a command
acquiescence
passive acceptance or submission
reticent
reluctant or restrained
pretense
the act of pretending; a false appearance or action intended to deceive
rectitude
morality or virtue
eccentric
unconventional or strange
talisman
an object that acts as a good luck charm
catharsis
a release of emotional tension that cleanses the mind or spirit
complicity
involvement as an accomplice in a questionable act or crime
obligatory
mandatory or required
relics
the remains of something, such as an object or person
atrocity
an act of extreme brutality or wickedness
lucid
clearly understood