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Vocabulary sum of all fears

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  • 1. The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy Vocabulary Jacob Benn English 10--Mrs. Bland Music from “The Sum of All Fears” Soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
  • 2. Animism <ul><li>an - uh -miz- uh m </li></ul><ul><li>I had heard this word before, but was not quite aware of its meaning. It is properly used to describe some of the various religious themes in this book. </li></ul>
  • 3. the belief that natural objects, natural phenomena, and the universe itself possess souls. <ul><li>Marvin Russell was a Native American who felt at one with the universe, yet expressed no real belief in a Supreme Being—a believer in animism . </li></ul>
  • 4. Antiquarian <ul><li>an-ti- kwair -ee- uh n </li></ul><ul><li>A new word to me of which I did not know the definition. It was just a reference and didn’t really apply to the story as a whole. </li></ul>
  • 5. relating to persons who study or deal in antiques or antiquities. <ul><li>Captain Rosselli mentioned, when the DEF-CON 2 level was reached, that if he lived through this, he was going to retire and become an antiquarian . </li></ul>
  • 6. Communique <ul><li>k uh -myoo-ni- key </li></ul><ul><li>A word that had a different definition than I thought it might. It is effective because of its unique way of representing a commonly used word. </li></ul>
  • 7. an official bulletin or communication, usually to the press or public <ul><li>The president presented a communique to Congress hoping to dissuade them from their support of the bill. </li></ul>
  • 8. Dossier <ul><ul><li>dos -ee-ey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a word that I did not know the meaning and would not have guessed it to mean what it does. It was used as interesting wording in the story. </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. a collection or file of documents on the same subject, especially a complete file containing detailed information about a person or topic <ul><li>Jack Ryan presented President Fowler with a dossier of Ismael Qati. </li></ul>
  • 10. Exigencies <ul><li>ek -si-j uh n-sees </li></ul><ul><li>A new definition to me. I like this word and will probably use it in essays in the future. Its use was effective in the novel. </li></ul>
  • 11. the need, demand, or requirement intrinsic to a circumstance or condition <ul><li>The exigencies of plutonium to the missile required Bock to fly to Berlin to hire Mannfred Fromm for his expertise. </li></ul>
  • 12. Fratricide <ul><li>frāt 'rĭ-sīd‘ </li></ul><ul><li>Another new word to me, but after I learned the definition, it only made sense because of the meaning of patricide as killing one’s father. </li></ul>
  • 13. murdering or killing one’s own brother or sister or an individual (as a countryman) having a relationship like that of a brother or sister <ul><li>Abdullah had no problem committing fratricide on his fellow soldier, but he felt it was a waste of life to destroy someone so talented and worthy to the cause. </li></ul>
  • 14. Ideologues <ul><li>ī'dē-ə- lôgs ‘ </li></ul><ul><li>I thought this might have to do with ideology and found the definition to be close. It is a unique word in the fact that I have not seen it in many other books. </li></ul>
  • 15. advocates of a particular ideology, especially an official exponent of that ideology <ul><li>Many of the countries were ideologues of the Vatican Treaty, wholeheartedly hoping that Israel would sign the pact that could bring world peace. </li></ul>
  • 16. Intelligentsia <ul><li>in-tel-i- jent -see- uh </li></ul><ul><li>I thought this might have to do with academia and found that I was close in my guess. I think it’s an interesting word in regards that it wouldn’t be something you hear every day. </li></ul>
  • 17. intellectuals considered as a group or class, especially as a cultural, social, or political elite <ul><li>The President consulted the intelligentsia of the CIA to see what his next move should be in the crisis. </li></ul>
  • 18. Kibbutzim <ul><li>ki- b oo t- sem </li></ul><ul><li>This was an entirely new word to me that I had no idea what it might mean. It was well-used in the story in describing an Israeli area. </li></ul>
  • 19. a community settlement, usually agricultural, organized under collectivist principles <ul><li>The farmer lived in a kibbutzim on the outskirts of the community where he gardened to supplement his income. </li></ul>
  • 20. Melange <ul><li>mey- lahnzh </li></ul><ul><li>Another new word to me that I had not heard used before. It was well used in describing a geological location. </li></ul>
  • 21. A metamorphic rock formation created from sediments and rocks scraped off the top of a downward-moving tectonic plate in a subduction zone <ul><li>The missile was imbedded in a melange on the farmer’s land, so the farmer covered it with two meters of soil so that he could resume planting his garden. </li></ul>
  • 22. Nihilism <ul><li>nahy - uh -liz- uh m </li></ul><ul><li>I thought this might have something to do with annihilation. It was a very appropriate word to use in regard to this book. </li></ul>
  • 23. total rejection of established laws and institutions, total and absolute destructiveness, especially toward the world at large and including oneself <ul><li>The last thing President Naramov wanted to be guilty of was nihilism, so he called President Fowler to try to explain the severity of the situation. </li></ul>
  • 24. Parlance <ul><li>pahr -l uh ns </li></ul><ul><li>A word that makes sense when you realize that its origin is from the French word parler. With the dignity of this book, it was an effective choice of words. </li></ul>
  • 25. speech, especially a formal discussion or debate <ul><li>Jack Ryan did not have time to parlance with the president; he needed immediate action. </li></ul>
  • 26. Phalanx <ul><li>fā 'lāngks‘ </li></ul><ul><li>Since much of this book has military jargon, this was an appropriate word to use. </li></ul>
  • 27. a radar-controlled U.S. Navy 20mm Gatling-type gun deployed on ships as a last line of defense against antiship cruise missiles <ul><li>The crewman loaded the phalanx so that the ship would be prepared for an impending attack of the Soviet submarine. </li></ul>
  • 28. Stadia <ul><li>stey -dee- uh </li></ul><ul><li>This was effectively used since there were many technical terms used in the book. </li></ul>
  • 29. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs (stadia hairs or stadia wires) mounted in the telescope of a surveying instrument, the rod being placed at one end of the distance to be measured and the surveying instrument at the other <ul><li>The terrorists used stadia to determine where the bomb should be placed for maximum effectiveness. </li></ul>
  • 30. Tactical <ul><li>tac ’tic-al </li></ul><ul><li>My initial impression was that this would be about tactics. It was basically a new word to me. It fit well in the military jargon used in the novel. </li></ul>
  • 31. pertaining to military or naval tactics; hence, pertaining to, or characterized by, planning or maneuvering <ul><li>The Admiral was looking to the tactical members of his crew to determine in what coordinates the submarine was hiding. </li></ul>

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