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Glossary of Convergences: Pat Conroy

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totalitarianism

p. 288
definition: a form of government in which one strong, usually military, leader has total control
camaraderie

p. 287
definition: from comrade; a strong feeling of group identity
coward

p. 289
definition: a person who lacks courage
immersed

p. 288
definition: totally covered the something like water, a subject, a feeling, etc.
virtues

p. 288
definition: good, moral, or true qualities in a person or thing
unconscious

p. 286
definition: not aware of one's surroundings, in a state similar to sleep
grenade

p. 287
definition: a small bomb the size of a baseball which can be thrown like a ball; it is capable of killing people or sometimes stopping cars or tanks
metamorphosed

p. 288
definition: to totally change, usually in form, like an insect changing from form to form
enraged

p. 287
definition: very, very angry
Viet Cong

p. 286
definition: Vietnamese communists
captors

p. 286
definition: people who capture someone or something and keep the person or thing from being free
POW

p. 287
definition: an abbreviation for (P)risoner (O)f (W)ar
brat

p. 285
definition: a spoiled child, a child that doesn't behave properly; a military brat is the child (often the brat)of a career soldier. Military brats often move around a lot

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