Catcher in the Rye II

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McCutcheon High School

chateau

an impressive country house (or castle) in France

nonchalant

cool and confident; laid back; at ease

clavichord

an early musical instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound

bourgeois

conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

cliques

exclusive peer groups that reject newcomers and that judge both their members and nonmembers harshly

blase

very unconcerned and sophisticated

sacrilegious

grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; sarcastic and negative about religion

atheism

a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods

seductive

sexually tempting; alluring

inane

pointless; silly; senseless

foyer

an entrance hall; a vestibule

digress

to stray from the main subject

spontaneous

arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance

pedagogue

someone who educates young people

harrowing

distressing, stressful

reciprocal

mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable

infinitely

continuing forever without end

scraggy

unkempt

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