Catcher in the Rye Flashcards

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corridor
hallway
unscrupulous
morally corrupt
suave
smoothly agreeable
burlesqPr
a ludicrous imitation
rake
an immoral person
qualm
a sudden disturbing feeling
conceited
characteristic of false pride
economizing
avoiding waste; reducing expenditure
foyer
an entrance hall; a vestibule
provocative
stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
inane
lacking sense or substance, empty
inferiority
low in order; sense of inadequacy
Sacreligious
showing disrespect towards or misuse of something sacred
exhibitionist
a person who behaves to deliberately attract attention
halitosis
the condition of having foul smelling breath
agnostic
a person who believes it is impossible to know whether or not there is a god
snubbing
ignoring
verification
confirmation
incognito
disguised
sophisticated
civilized
innumerable
countless
lavish
extravagant
snub
ignore
rubberneck
curious people
immaterial
not important
frock
Coat; cloak
Putrid
Rotten, disgusting
reciprocal
mutual, interacting
galoshes
waterproof overshoes
Sunny
the prostitute.
Random
Haphazardly; by chance
hounds-tooth
large checkered pattern
pedagogical
related to teaching
foils
a fencing sword
sacrilegious
going against religion
qualms


feeling of uneasiness
blase
boring, indifferent for people
Scrawny
unattractively thin and boney
ostracized
to banish from society
Intimate
closely acquainted; familiar, close
psychoanalysi
investigating an individual throuhg their mind
nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
Holden gets more nonchalant when he is around Sunny
Bourgeois
Member of the middle class
blasé
adj. casual, indifferent, unimpressed, nonchalant
More than anything else, Holden hates
Phonies
louse
a mean person, or bad person
Viselike
(a clamping devise, usually consisting of two jaws opened or closed by a screw or lever)
credo
any system of principles or beliefs
Raspy
Rough, raw, especially used to describe vocal quality; Irritable; unpleasantly harsh
red hunting hat
symbolizes holden's mis-fitness; wore to shoot things; tells ackely that it is his people shooting hat bought in new york when with fencing team
pervert
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Whooton
a school Holden used to go to
atheist
one who does not believe in god
phony
a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold
Rave
To talk or write with extravagant enthusiasm
jitterbug
dance, a lively social dance popular during the 1930's
Holden
narrator of the book, protagonist, 16 year old boy afraid of adult-hood
cliques
a small, exclusive group of people; coterie; set
Phase
(Noun) : an aspect or part; temporary manner/behavior; stage of development
Ackley
holdens next door neighbor who has bad hygiene and is nosy. Hates stradlater
WHAT SCARES H IN FIST FIGHT?
THE DUDES FACE
Mummy
the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of embalming
chew the rag
to talk together in a friendly way
Carrousel
what Phoebe gets on at the end of the book and holden really likes it
Why does Holden believe that everyone mistakes him for an older person
He has prematurely graying hair
What does phoebe tell holden?
phoebe tells holden that his dad is goin to kill him
Haulden claims he can't sleep with Sunny because of what?
He's just had an operation on his "Clavichord"
Hypocritical
insincere
humility
modesty
Gore
Blood
spontaneous
unplanned
grippe
the flu
Dough
money, fortune
ostracize
to alienate
crude
lacking taste
groping
Reaching blindly
mutinous
rebellious, unruly
bawling (v.)
sobbing; crying
atheism
disbelief in God
clavichord
type of piano
Swanky
expensive and showy
to induce
move by persuasion
Estelle Fletcher
Sings "Little Shirley Beans"
Lavish (adj.)
Ornate; highly decorated; extravagant
corset
a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
hemorrhage
the bursting of blood vessels
matinee
-noun
an entertainment, esp. a dramatic or musical performance, held in the daytime, usually in the afternoon.
syn: movie
resonant
deep and full of sound
intoxicating (adjective)
very exciting and stimulating, especially as if by alcohol or some stimulant
Sadistic
the enjoyment of being cruel (ruthless, brutal)
psychic
adj. Pertaining(looking into) to the mind or soul.
Where was Pencey Prep located?
Agerstown, PA
mr. haas
"phoniest bastard" holden has ever met
Circuitous
Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course, to get somewhere literally or figuratively.
Allie
Holden's little brother that died from Lukemia
ironical


contrary to what was expected or intended
Bobby Fallon
Guy that Holden went biking with instead of Allie
does holden finally tell that he likes Allie
yes
Holden moves to the cabin he always wanted to?
False
Technique
the procedure, skill or art used in executing a particular task
clique
a narrow exclusive circle or group of persons
mortality
holden knows all to well that he can not live forever and even contemplates his own death he hates that once you die your just gone and life goes on after your life ends
brain tumor
holden lies and says he need an operation on ______
Stenographer
to record word for word in a court case
gainer
a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board
third person
What term does not apply to Cather in the Rye? Options are: bildungsroman, third person, frame, interior monologue
why was the book banned in many schools?
profanity and adolescent sexuality
That everything always stayed right where it was
According to Holden, what is "the best thing" about the Museum of Natural History?
A variety of bizarre sex acts going on in other rooms of the hotel
After Holden checks into his room at the Edmont Hotel, what does he see out of his window?
catcher
holden
scraggy
unkempt
capacity
...
falsetto
high-pitched voice
Boisterous
noisy, rowdy
linoleum
a floor covering
moron
a stupid person
modest
marked by simplicity
Apathetic
impassive, showing little emotion
rostrum
a platform or podium
conscientious


(adj.) careful; honest; painstaking
long thin sword for fencing
Foil
squaw (N)
American Indian woman or wife
Reciprocal (adj.)
Mutual based on sharing; interchangeable
maelstorm
n a whirlpool of extraordinary size
unanimous
showing or based on total agreement
groping (adjective/verb)
reaching blindly; stumbling; moving clumsily or hesitantly; to reach/grab
Expel
to cut off from membership or relations
"phonies" is a ____ of the novel
motif
Carnal
pertaining to or characterized by the flesh or the body
Compulsory
(n) an exercise or routine that participants in sports must preform as part of a competition; required
autobiography
account of ones life written by that person
pacifist (n)
someone who is against violence or war
Checkers
What game did Holden play with Jane Gallagher all the time?
foil
character who serves as a contrast to another character
Thurmer
the head master of Pencey Prep; tells Holden life is like a game; is a phony
conscientious (55)
controlled by or done according to conscience; scrupulous
Vise
a metal tool with movable jaws used to hold an object firmly in place
Digresses
to wander away from the main topic or purpose in speaking or writing To go aside or depart from the course or track; to diverge, deviate, swerve. Transgress I will not here digress into the interesting question as to the origin of writing.
WHAT DID SALLY WEAR TO DATE
BLACK COAT AND BERET
first person narrator
i, a narrator within the story who tells the story from the "I" perspective
Loss of Innocence
In this type of story the child of young adult is living a blissfully happy life, innocent of any real evil or hardship. This innocence is shattered, however, by what the character observes or experiences; these experiences change the character.
Holden calls other people phony. In what way is he one?
Holden acts phony to everyone, one example is how he always tries to act more mature to make people believe he is older.
What would the catcher in the rye do?
He wanted to stand at the end of the cliff and save any chidren falling off.
crocked
drunk
harrowing
distressing
incongnito
...
J. D. Salinger
Author
flop
a complete failure
flitty
gay, homosexual slang
immature
lacking in development
chiffonier
tall chest of drawers
pacifist
opposes use of force
Hound's Tooth
jagged cuts in material
opposite of what is expected
ironical
Snow
to overwhelm with insincere talk
crumby
bad; not desirable (also spelled crummy)
Mucklemouth
(100) having a crooked or eccentrically shaped mouth that is seemingly rubber-like
Unscrupulous (adj.)
Without ethical principles or sonscience
diverge
v to extend in different directions
swanky (adj)
fancy; elegant; expensive and showy
Describe Allie
redhead, funny, smart, nice, wrote poems on his baseball mitt, happy, personable
Appease
to bring to a state of peace
aristocratic
belonging to, having the qualities of or favoring those believe to be superior
leery (adj.)
wary; suspicious (usually followed by "of")
Monotonous
(adj) uninteresting or boring as a result of being repetitive and unvaried; tedious
betray
to back stab or go against someones back
sadist (n)
someone who gets pleasure from seeing others suffer
Allie's baseball glove
What does Holden write Stadlaters composition about?
allusion
reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from leterature, history, arts, etc.
Mr. Cudahy
Jane Gallagher's "booze hound" of a step-father
unanimous (56)
of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
Infirmary
a place in a large institution for the care of those who are ill -- Holden describes Mr. Antolini when he's carrying James Castle to the infirmary
wHEN DID HOLDEN PLAN TO RETURN HOME WHEN HE GOT THE CABIN?
AGE 35
situational irony
an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
pacifist (n.)
a person opposed to the use of war or violence to resolve disputes.
What information does Holden finally tell us about Allie's funeral?
Holden tells us that he didn't attend Allie's funeral. He feels like he never said goodbye to him so he doesn't have the closure that Allie is actually gone.
Why and how did Holden sneak up to his parents apartment?
Holden had to sneak up to the apartment because he got kicked out of school and he didnt want his parents to find out he got kicked out yet. Holden caught the elevator up and lied to the bellboy that he was the Dickenstein's nephew and that they told him to wait in the hallway because of his leg. But really when the elevator doors shut he turned the other way and made way to his real house.
carousel
merry-go-round
vomit
throw up
posture
your stance
Paramount
a supreme ruler
illiterate
unable to read, or write
prevaricate
to lie, meant to mislead
indolent
disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy
digress
to stray from the main subject
punk
a young rebel without a cause
Burlesque
A theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor
bawling
crying out in a noisy way
antihero
a protagonist whose characters or goals are in opposition to traditional heroism
Horwitz
Touchy cabdriver that drives Holden to Ernie's
What was in Phoebe suitcase ?
her clothes
irony
the quality of beingdifferent or the opposite of what one would expect
Intrinsic
adj-being of the essential nature of a thing
Digression
wandering from the main path of a journey
censorship
1. profanity, 2. lying, 3. atheism, 4. getting drunk, 5. sexually explicit
Jane Gallagher
Holden's old neighbor from Maine; went on a date with Stradlater; important to Holden
Sally Hayes
A very attractive girl whom Holden has known and dated for a long time
Another alias (pretend name) that Holden uses
Who is Jim Steele?
Bernice, Marty, & Laverne
3 tourists that Holden meets and dances with at the Lavender Room
WHERE WAS H AT INSTEAD OF AT ALLIE'S FUNEARAL
IN HOSPITAL
"smoke gets in your eyes
the song that is playing while phoebe rides the marry go round
what does Holden say to himself when he's crossing the street
Allie please dont let me disappear- significance he's worried about losing his identity
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