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A vocabulary word list for The Things They Carried is arranged in order of appearance:
The Things They Carried:
foxhole, perimeter, poncho, grunts, intransitive, taut, topography, bayonet, antipersonnel, shrapnel, monsoons, volition, arsenal, entrench, tangible, muzzle
Spin: ammo, grid, exuberance, fungal
On The Rainy River: stash, dispense, aggression, stooge, imperative, province, summa cum laude, infantry, jingo, smoldering, decapitate, eviscerate, schizophrenia, censure, acquiescence, platitude, pious, gentry, bewilderment, chrome, giddy, reticence
How To Tell A True War Story: rectitude, salvage, denotation, skewed, artillery, scenario, mongoose, ordnance, definitive, rucksack, drudgery, napalm, anarchy, civility
Sweetheart Of The Song Tra Bong: improbable, bedlam, mundane, warranty, vulnerable, sniper, intrigue, casualties, gore, adrenaline, hammock
Stockings: plod, invulnerable
Church: pagoda, swab
The Man I killed: cadre, cowlick, piaster
Speaking Of Courage: causation, gargling, mortar, hoist
Notes: catharsis, nucleus, valor
In The Field: platoon, giddiness, condolence
The Ghost Stories: cushy, battalion, bunker, hooch, botch, rapport, illumination
Night Life: grope, defoliant, kilter
The Lives Of The Dead: infatuation, chronology, taper, tranquilizer, translucent, essence, blatant, formaldehyde
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