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Hiroshima | Study Guide

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Hiroshima | Glossary


atomic bomb: (n) an explosive device powered through the splitting of atoms

combustible: (adj) capable of being burned

culture of shame: (n) a culture in which social order is maintained through the threat of shame

hibakusha: (n pl) explosion-affected persons

keloid tumors: (n pl) an overgrowth of scar tissue that forms over radiation burns

radiation: (n.) the process of transmitting energy in waves or particles

Manhattan Project: (n) the World War II research project that led to the first nuclear weapons

radiation sickness: (n) an often-fatal illness resulting from major radiation exposure

vertical society: (n) society in which those of higher social rank are respected regardless of merit

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