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The Catcher in the Rye Vocabulary Words Flashcards

The Catcher in the Rye Vocabulary Words Flashcards
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Define burlesque.
A dramatic or musical show that contains exaggerated performances, often with mature tones
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Define telegram.
A message sent through telegraph and delivered to a person, an old style form of communication
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Define incognito.
Concealing ones identity through disguise
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Define matinee.
A show or movie presented in the afternoon
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Define unanimous.
Fully in agreement
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Define conscientious.
Being especially purposeful in doing the right thing
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Define monastery.
A building or a community of building where monks primarily reside
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Define pacifist.
A person who supports peace over war
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Define halitosis.
A condition of having bad breath
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Define fiend.
A person the has an obsessive craving for something
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Define falsetto.
A form of singing, singers produce a sound much higher than their normal range
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Define sadistic.
Deriving enjoyment from the suffering of others
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Define compulsory.
Mandatory, something that must be done
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Define rostrum.
A heightened stage or platform, often a place where a speaker stands to address and audience
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Define crude.
Rude or tasteless, often referring to behavior or speech
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Define swell.
Excellent or great
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Define qualm.
A feeling of doubt or worry about your own actions
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Define innumerable.
Countless, a large quantity
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Define ostracize.
To banish or exclude an individual from a group
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Define hemorrhage.
A profuse stream of blood
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Holden Caulfield, the teenage narrator of The Catcher in the Rye, has a rather complex and unique vocabulary. This set of flashcards will help you understand some of the more advanced vocabulary words found throughout this iconic and controversial novel written by J.D. Salinger in 1951.

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Define hemorrhage.
A profuse stream of blood
Define ostracize.
To banish or exclude an individual from a group
Define innumerable.
Countless, a large quantity
Define qualm.
A feeling of doubt or worry about your own actions
Define swell.
Excellent or great
Define crude.
Rude or tasteless, often referring to behavior or speech
Define rostrum.
A heightened stage or platform, often a place where a speaker stands to address and audience
Define compulsory.
Mandatory, something that must be done
Define sadistic.
Deriving enjoyment from the suffering of others
Define falsetto.
A form of singing, singers produce a sound much higher than their normal range
Define fiend.
A person the has an obsessive craving for something
Define halitosis.
A condition of having bad breath
Define pacifist.
A person who supports peace over war
Define monastery.
A building or a community of building where monks primarily reside
Define conscientious.
Being especially purposeful in doing the right thing
Define unanimous.
Fully in agreement
Define matinee.
A show or movie presented in the afternoon
Define incognito.
Concealing ones identity through disguise
Define telegram.
A message sent through telegraph and delivered to a person, an old style form of communication
Define burlesque.
A dramatic or musical show that contains exaggerated performances, often with mature tones
Define suave.
Typically used to describe a smooth, confident man
Define intoxicate.
To make impaired, usually under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Define sterling.
Excellent or valuable, something or someone that is outstanding
Define touchy.
Overly sensitive, requires careful handling
Define crooked.
Corrupt or dishonest, possibly illegal
Define nonchalant.
Displaying calm and relaxed characteristics
Define sophisticated.
Being worldly, knowledgable, and cultured
Define chateau.
A large home in the French countryside
Define atheist.
One who lacks belief in God
Define chisel.
To cheat someone
Define cadet.
A person who is in training for the armed forces
Define spendthrift.
An individual that spends money extravagantly
Define bourgeois.
A person who is part of the middle class
Define mutiny.
Refusal to obey authority, an uprising
Define blasé.
Acting indifferent or unconcerned about something, typically because one has experienced it time and time again
Define clique.
A small group of people who are reluctant to let others in
Define brook.
A small creek or stream of water
Define sacrilegious.
The act of being disrespectful towards something viewed as holy or sacred
Define furlough.
A leave of absence, or a time taken away. This term is commonly used for members of the military.
Define aristocratic.
Having characteristics of the upper-class,
Define psychoanalysis.
A form of therapy that examines a persons behavior and thoughts through analyzing the interactions of their conscious and unconscious mind
Define fraternity.
A organization of male college students
Define repulsive.
Highly disgusting
Define expel.
To remove someone from a place or a group
Define moderate.
Average, of standard quantity or intensity
Define digress.
To drift away from the primary topic
Define pedagogical.
Relating to the study and method of teaching
Define provocative.
Creating a strong, exciting desire
Define stenographer.
A person who types or writes the speech of others, often seen in a courtroom

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