Catcher in the Rye Vocab

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ostracize

to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent

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unscrupulous

dishonest; not guided or controlled by moral principles

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pacifist

one who is against war or the use of violence

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lavish

extremely generous or extravagant; giving unsparingly

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conscientious

characterized by extreme care and great effort

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humble

modest

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nonchalant

in a casually calm and relaxed manner

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passionate

having or expressing strong emotions

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suave

smoothly agreeable or polite

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recuperating

to regain health or strength

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scraggy

lean or thin; scrawny

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inferiority

strong feelings of inadequacy; not being as good as others

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bourgeois

of or characteristic of the middle class; a middle class person

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swanky

stylishly luxurious and expensive; ostentatious or elegant

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mutiny

rebellion against authority

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raspy

harsh or grating noise

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alternative

one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

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bunk

nonsense

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blasé

indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic

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clique

a small, exclusive group; a group held together by like interests or purpose

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precision

the degree to which repeated measurements show the same result

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sacrilegious

grossly disrespectful of what is sacred

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inane

silly; stupid; insane

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boisterous

noisy and rowdy

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fraternity

a group of people sharing a common profession or interests

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incognito

the real identity concealed

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cockeyed

turned or twisted toward one side

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digression

wandering away from the subject; swaying from main point

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pedagogical

anything relating to a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal; related to teaching

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provocative

tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying

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