"The Clan of One-Breasted Women," Vocabulary from the essay

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  1. align
    • -bring into proper or desirable coordination correlation
    • -place or arrange (things) in a straight line.
    • -give support to (a person, organization, or cause).
  2. anomaly
    • -deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
    • -something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
    • -unique
  3. stoic
    • -seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
    • - person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
  4. eerie
    • -suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
    • -strange and frightening.
  5. McCarthyism
    • -unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty
    • - practice that endorses the use of unfair allegations and investigations.
  6. rampant
    • -unrestrained and violent
    • -(especially of something unwelcome or unpleasant) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
  7. Dwight D. Eisenhower
    -United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
  8. compensation
    • -something given or received as payment or reparation
    • -something, typically money, awarded to someone as a recompense for loss, injury, or suffering.
    • -the money received by an employee from an employer as a salary or wages.
  9. manifest
    • -reveal its presence or make an appearance
    • -clear or obvious to the eye or mind.
    • -display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate.
  10. smolder
    • -burn slowly and without a flame
    • -to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion
    • -to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration:
    • -to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like.
    • -Hatred smoldered beneath his smile.
  11. treason
    • -an act of deliberate betrayal
    • -the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
    • -the action of betraying someone or something
  12. genealogy
    • -the study or investigation of ancestry and family history
    • - family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.
  13. apparition
    • -a ghostly appearing figure
    • -a ghost or ghostlike image of a person
    • -the appearance of something remarkable or unexpected, typically an image of this type
  14. apprehend
    • -arrest (someone) for a crime.
    • -understand or perceive.
  15. gesture
    • -something done as an indication of intention
    • -a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.
    • -make a gesture.
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"The Clan of One-Breasted Women," Vocabulary from the essay
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