1: Uproot (someone) from their natural geographical, social, or cultural environment
They deracinated the tree and carried it to the fire. A shower of sparks flew into the air. People cheered. Children danced around the flames. They all knew the fight wasn’t over, but had learned to celebrate the small victories.
Tomorrow, the fight would begin anew. Young men and women would march into battle, not knowing if they would survive. They had no choice. All of humanity was at stake. Nature had turned out to be a bigger bitch than they once believed. That was a worry for when the sun rose. For now, humanity celebrated life and each other.