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The Catcher in The Rye

Vocabulary

Important Vocabulary:

 

 

1. Hemorrhages- Bursting of blood Vessels

 

2. Ostracized- Shunned; Excluded; Left out

 

3. Qualms- Feelings of doubt

 

4. Compulsory- Required; Must be done

 

5. Groping- Reaching Blindly

 

6. Sadistic- Getting Pleasure from inflicting

pain on others

 

7. Ironical- Meaning the opposite of what is expressed

 

8. Exhibitionist- One who likes to show off and get attention

 

9. Unscrupulous- Attentive to duty; diligent

 

10. Fascinated- Held in attention of; Captivated

 

11. Pacifist- One who opposes the use of force under any circumstances

 

12. Lavish- Generous or liberal in giving or spending

 

13. Conscientious- Having no moral code; Unprincipled

 

14. Unanimous- Showing or based on total agreement

 

15. Incognito- In Disguise

 

16. Putrid- Rotten

 

17. Intimately- Privately, personally, very close

 

18. Humble- Lowly; unpretentious

 

19. Capacity- Ability to contain, absorb, receives and holds

 

20. Nonchalant- Showing a lack of concern; casual indifference

 

21. Frock- Coat; Cloak

 

22. Atheist- A person who believes there is no God

 

23. Random- Haphazardly; by chance

 

24. Bourgeois- Expensive and showy

 

25. Swanky- Smug, Conventional, 

    Materialistic

 

26. Blase’- Having done something so much as to  bored by  it

 

27. Raspy- Grating

 

28. Inferiority- Strong feelings of inadequacy

 

29. Louse- A person regarded as mean or contemptible

 

30. Aristocratic- Of an upper class; distinguished

 

31. Boisterous- Noisy and unruly

 

32. Sophisticated- Worldly wise; Refined

 

33. Halitosis- Bad smelling breath

 

34. Expel- Push out by force

 

35. Frequently- Often

 

36. Digresses- Strays temporarily from the topic

 

37. Pedagogical- Characteristic of teaching or teachers

 

38. Stenographer- One who takes shorthand

 

39. Reciprocal- Interchangeable; Complimentary