Catcher in the Rye Vocab 7 Flashcards

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lavish
extravagant
Frequently
Often
putrid
rotten
mendacious
false
harrowing
distressing
sterling
extremely fine
Puke
to vomit
pacifist
loves peace
bawling
sobbing; crying
humble
lowly; unpretentious
Sacrilegious
Against religion (adj)
exhibitionist
a show off
falsetto
high pitched voice
linoleum
a floor covering
atheism
disbelief in God
boisterous
noisy and unruly
expel
push out by force
sadistic
enjoying pain in others
to loathe
to hate, abhor
nonchalant
appearing calm and relaxed
Innumerable
Incapable of being counted
Rostrum
platform used for speechmaking
Mr. Vinson
Taught Oral Expressions class
aristocratic
of an upper class; distinguished
Capricious (adj.)
Unpredictable; impulsive, sudden actions
witty
combining clever conception and facetious expression
frock
a coat or a cloack
newsreel
-noun
a short motion picture presenting current or recent events.
treachery
the willful betrayal of trust
Ackley
Holden's next-door neighbor in his dorm at Pencey Prep. Ackley is a pimply, insecure boy with terrible dental hygiene. He often barges into Holden's room and acts completely oblivious to Holden's hints that he should leave.
enlightening
giving someone greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation
muffler
a scarf worn around the neck
foils
characters who contrast with other characters
verification
additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
pedagogical
having the traits of a teacher
louse
small, wingless insects/creatures OR a mean, despicable person
Ostracized
exclude (someone) from a social group -- describes the fencing team towards Holden after he loses the equip.
galvanize
v. to stimulate; to startle into sudden activity
bourgeois
a person belonging to the middle class; a person whose attitudes and behavior are marked by conformity to the standards and conventions of the middle class;
sacrilege
the violation of something sacred or holy
Does Holden blame others for flunking out of school
No
Groping
feeling about or searching blindly or uncertainly with the hand
Phoebe
Holden's little sister and she looks up to him
Monotonous
Sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone; tediously reptitious or lacking in variety
Annapolis
Where D.B. is writing a movie about
WHY DIDN'T H LIKED PHOBES HAIR?
TOO SHORT
lousy with rocks
to have a lot of jewelry
ironical
happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this
verisimilitude
the use of realistic element to make literature appear truthful or accurate
inference
the act of drawing a conclusion that is not actually stated by the author
furlough
n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
jim steel
told the girls at the nightclub that is his name
James Castle
the boy that was getting teased that jumped out the window to make the bully feel bad
Exhibitionist (noun)
a person who behaves in ways intended to attract attention or display his or her powers, personality
The kettle drums
in the Radio City show Holden likes ____________ because the guy that plays them only has one part but he gets into it and is genuine with his role.
Phoebe taking the broken record
symbolizes that Phoebe accepts him no matter what
Select the term that does not apply to Catcher In the rye
Frame narrative, interior monologue, and coming of age do apply
Why didnt phoebe want to go back to school ?
she thought that holden was going to leave and go away and she didnt want him to
raspy
irratable
foil
rapier, sword
Unscrupulous
Consciousless, unprincipled
maid
a female servant
Affected
Assumed artificiall, unnatural
intellectual
an intellectual person
lousy
awful, terrible, appalling, ghastly, atrocious, horrendous
qualms
uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
reciprocal
given, felt, or done in return
chiffonier
a tall elegant chest of drawers
double decker bus
a two floored bus
ostracize
exclude (someone) from a society or group
Spendthrift
A person who spends possessions or money wastefully
Benedict Arnold
a general during the American Revolutionary War who started out on the American side but became a traitor and worked for the British Army
grandstand
a large structure that has many rows of seats where people sit and watch sports competitions, games, or races
liberate
to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage
to strike up
to start to become friendly with someone, to start talking to them
stimulate
to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite
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