the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions.
long-range U.S. strategic jet bombers of the period.
prone to sudden changes in mood or behavior.
feel distressed or humiliated.
(of the former holder of an office, especially a college professor) having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor.
radioactive particles carried into the atmosphere after a nuclear explosion or accident and gradually fall back as dust or in precipitation.
concerned about accuracy or detail.
lacking any obvious principle of organization.
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; missiles capable of crossing oceans and hitting targets thousands of miles away.
out of place or inappropriate.
an old car in a dilapidated condition.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, made up of the U.S., Canada, and much of Western Europe.
the authority to represent someone else.
the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization.
force a proposed measure to be accepted or completed quickly.
a unit measure of radiation.
Strategic Air Command; the United States Air Force Major Command during the Cold War, responsible for land-based strategic bombers and intercontinental missiles.
launched by the Soviet Union, the first artificial earth satellite sent into orbit.
Radioactive isotopes of strontium and carbon, common in radioactive fallout.
to change in form or nature.
painful or laborious effort.