The Catcher in the Rye Vocab Flashcards

Terms Definitions
bourgeois
middle class
putrid
rotten and disgusting
Unanimous
in complete agreement
Hemorrhages
uncontrollable loss of blood
snub
to slight; behave coldly toward
Qualms
misgiving, uneasy fears, especially about matters of conscience
conceited
holding too high an opinion of oneself, vain
Unscrupulous
lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable
ironica
ironic
monotonous
repetitive
alienated
astranged
pedagogical
educational
gore
blood
suave
smooth
adjective
lavish
extravagantadjective
reciprocal
corresponding, matching
compulsory
adj. necessary
sacrilegious
against religion
vomit
throwing up
Chiffonier
chest with drawers
Swanky
Expensive and showy
Incognito
Concealing one's identity
yellow
cowardly or treacherous
provocative
serving to provoke
bondage
slavery or serfdom
noun
hemorrahges
bursting of blood vessels
socking
hit and hurt physically
ostracized
shunned; excluded; left out
Appease
To satisfy or relieve
boisterous
rowdy, rough, and stormy
seductive
tempting and attractive; enticing (especially in a sexual sense)
falsetto
high pitched voice or register
necking
affectionate play (not overly intimate)
ironical
pertaining to irony or mockery
innumerable
too numerous to be counted
Stationery
writing paper, esp. with matching envelopes
Gory
covered or stained with gore; bloody
Exhibitionism
extravagant behavior that is intended to attract attention to oneself; a mental condition characterized by the compulsion to display one's genitals in public
atheist
somebody who doesn't believe in god
frock
a one-piece garment for a woman
Theme
Holden's search for permanence, love, and truth
newsreel
a short film and commentary about current events
exhibitionist
a person who likes to attract attention
Conscientious
thorough and assiduous; guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled
facade
front of a building, a fake front
this person had his speeches constantly interrupted by the other students yellling "digression"
richard kinsella
Jitterbug
A jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
pacifist
not quarrelsome or unruly; opposed to war or violence of any kind
Jim Steele
Holden tells Bernice, Marty, and Laverne that this is his name
Pency
the last school that Holden went to
According to Holden, which item shows that Stradlater is a phony?
his razor
Lillian Simmons
D.B.'s old girlfriend who Holden ran into at Ernie's. No one really likes her.
humility
the quality or state of being humble in spirit
stagger
walk as if unable to control one's movements
exaggeration
To make an overstatement or to stretch the truth.
Baseball glove
Allie wrote poems on it and Holden wrote Strad.'s paper about it
Blase
Having done something so much as to be bored by it
Ch.12
Holden gets in another cab, with a guy named Horwitz. He's much more talkative but grumpy. Holden goes to a club called Ernie's he meets a girl named Lillian Simmons.
James Castle
Who is the boy who jumped out the window and committed suicide?
"This Abraham Lincoln, sincere voice"
The way Stradlater talks to his dates
WHAT BOOK DID LIBRARY GIVE H BY MISTAKE
OUT OF AFRICA ISAK DINESEN
Where is Holden as the story begins?
As the story begins, Holden is at a rest home that he was sent to for therapy.
humble
modest
provocative
stimulatingadjective
nonchalant
cooly unconcerned
infinite
adj, endless
sadist
n. torturer
rake
to gather
rubberneck
curious people
Sincere
Honest; unfeigned
bawl
to cry loudly
Inferiority
Strong feelings of inadequacy
Banister
handrail on a staircase
carnal
relating to sexual needs
crude
lacking tact or taste
cockeyed
(adj.) foolish; ridiculous; absurd
Fitzgerald
Stradlater's ex girlfriend (that pig)
psychoanalyze
therapy to treat mental disorders
lavish
extremely generous or extravagant; giving unsparingly
illiterate
unable to read or write
Rostrum
raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
Carrousel
(merry- go- round) a revolving, circular platform with wooden horses or other animals, benches, etc., on which people may sit or ride, usually to the accompaniment of mechanical or recorded music
exorbitant
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, esp. in amount or extent; highly excessive
allusion
Identify the rhetorical technique in the following passage: Take old Eustacia Vye in The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy.
matinee
a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon)
Holden nostagically remembers the way Jane Gallagher used to
Play checkers
Identify the literary term that best applies to the following line. " I have a feeling that you're riding for some kind of a terrible, terrible fall."
Motif
spontaneous
said or done without having been planned or written in advance
posture
position or arrangement of the body and its limbs
economizing
to practice economy, as by avoiding waste
Pency Prep.
- private school
- located in Agerstown, PA
inferiority (adj)
strong feelings of inadequacy; lower in position/grade/rank
The elevator operator at the Edmont offers to get Holden
A prostitute
Horwitz
the cab driver who drives Holden to Ernie's and tells Holden that the ducks in central park but instead Horwitz talks about the fish
Digresses
to deviate or wander away from a specific topic or purpose in speaking or writing. (Stray, depart, drifting.)
Al Pike
is a former boyfriend of Jane Gallagher. Holden decries him as an arrogant student at Choate who presumably suffers from an "inferiority complex."
Dick Slagle
Holden's roommate at Elkton Hills; had crappy suitcases; burgeois
bildungsroman
a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist.
Ernie's
a bar where they don't ID people and it's full of a lot of prep school phonie. Ernie is the piano player who's too good
stenographer
a person whose job it is to record verbatim everything that is said during a court case
chisel
1. an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
2. "You're trying to chisel me." P.101
3.caedere(to cut)
lagoon
a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
rile (verb)
to make angry; to stir or move from a state of calm or order
Holden was forced to return early to school from New York because
He lost the fencing team's equipment
Why do you think Holden was crying as he left Pencey Prep?
He probably felt bad for getting kicked out of his schools over and over again, and he didn't get to say goodbye to anyone.
brassiere
bra
rile
to irritate
Halitosis
(201) Bad breath
Grippe
Influenza (the flu)
Hemorrhage
massive, heavy bleeding
Muffler
Definition
Synonym
Antonym
A scarf, coverup
Shawl, wrap
N/A
inane
lacking sense, significance; silly questions
appeal
attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
People never notice anything.
Holden Caulfield
verification
additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
premature
occurring or existing earlier than what is normal
Phoebe Caulfield
Holden's ten-year-old sister, whom he loves dearly. Although she is six years younger than Holden, she listens to what he says and understands him more than most other people do.
Profanity
it wasn't accepted then, and Holden erases it so his sister or any other girls don't see it
foil
a character whose qualities or actions usually serve to emphasize the actions or qualities of the main character, the protagonist, by providing a strong contrast
Maurice
Identify to whom Holden speaks: I don't owe you five bucks.
repulse
to repel or to rebuff, usually with rudeness
betray
to back stab or go against someones back
panoply (n.)
a wide-ranging and impressive array of display
louse (noun)
a person regarded as mean or contemptible; unethical person
Take old Eustacia Vye in The reurn of the Native by Thomas Hardy
allusion
Sally Hayes
Holden's date to a matine on sunday. Attractive but shallow and artificial
slobber
verb
1. to let saliva or liquid run from the mouth
drivel
Nine stories and franny and zooey
short stories the author wrote
What or who is the "Catcher in the Rye"?
Holden's dream job
As he prepares to leave New York City, Holden repeatedly encounters
Vulgarity scrawled on walls
Why did Holden think the woman who cried though the movie was a phony?
Even though she seemed kind and sensitive for crying, she didn't care about her son that wanted to go to the bathroom, which makes Holden believe she is a phony.
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