The Catcher in the Rye 5 Flashcards

Bourgeoisie
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hospitality
generousity
raspy
grating
Sheer
unqualified
privilege
opportunity
pulchritude
beauty
pedagogue
teacher
lousy
very bad
Groping
Reaching blindly
Profound
Deep; serious
vomit
throw up
rostrum
raised platform
foyer
entry hall
bourgeois
(adj.) middle-class
Jim Steele
Holden's pseudo-name
Boisterous
noisy and rowdy
Corset
a close-fitting undergarment
"the West"
better life
Putrid
rotten and foul smelling
jitterbug
fast dance (40's, 50's)
qualm
a sudden distubing feeling
nonchalant
marked by blithe unconcern
Sadist
Enjoyment in being cruel
expel
puch out by force
Aristocratic
Of an upper class; distinguished
unanimous
adjective; agreement of all parties
incognito
without revealing one's identity (adverb, adj, noun)
Exorbitant
exceeding the bounds of custom
fascinated
held the attention of: captivated
Lavish
sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxourious
monotonous
always the same; not varying; boring
rake
someone who takes advantage of women
scholarly
involving or relating to serous academic study
cockeyed
turned or twisted toward one side
Rile
To annoy or cause annoyance; disturb
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
exposition
the background information that the reader has to know and/or understand before reading the play or novel. The information is usually dealt with at the beginning of the book. Sometimes, it reveals things that occurred before the actual plot begins.
Ed Banky
Bball coach at Pencey; favored Stradlater
lunatic (N)
an extremely foolish or eccentric person
louse
a person regarded as mean of contemptible
Chiffonier
a high chest of drawers (dresser, bureau,wardrobe)
rubberneck
an extremely curious person; to look about or stare with great curiosity
ripples
n. A movement like a small wave.
ostracized
to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.
blase
apathetic
enthusiastic
indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures.
Sarcasm
N- a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to be hurtful or cause pain
Atheist
A person who denies or disbelieves the existence of the existence of a supreme being or beings
Holden
16 years old, kicked out of Pencey Prep school
Ostracize
To cut off from a community or group.
nonchalant (adj.)
semming to be coolly unconcerned or indifferent
the romantics
believed nature was powerful and the individual was good; goodness kept developing along with nature
Lying and Deception
Motif. Lying and deception are the most obvious and hurtful elements of the larger category of phoniness.
Ice Skating
After the movie, where did Holden and Sally Hayes go?
hemorrhage
n. a heavy release of blood within or from the body
Mr. Antolini
Holden has a LONG talk with him; likes to drink; makes a "flitty" move
WHO IS BUD THAW
HIS GF WAS ROOMATES WITH JANE G
the painfulness of growing up
holden does not want to grow up because he can not face the pressures of the adult world; he also does not want to become a phony
What is the significance of Jane keeping her kings on the back row?
it means that she guards and protects herself
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