(life during) war(time) - noun /wôr/
1. "It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. War is the ultimate game because war is at last a forcing of the unity of existence. War is god."

lost - adjective /lôst/
1. A state of perpetual pursuit. 2. The strife for reverence by a race of transients that will, in the very (or, perhaps, not so very) long run, vanish from this universe without leaving so much of a trace. 3. Both the antecedent and descendant of sanity.

self - noun /self/
1. A being devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others. 2. The illusion over which we stumble 3. The physical process proceeding from fertilization to dissolution. 4. A simple stream of events. 5. Either eternal beings or nothing.
noise - noun /noiz/
1. A vibration in the ear. 2. A sound, esp. one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance. 3. Undomesticated music; or the chief product and authenticating sign of civilization.

youth (of today) - noun /yo͞oTH/
1. The Period of Possibility. 2. When Archimedes finds a fulcrum, Cassandra has a following, and seven cities compete for the honor of endowing a living Homer.