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: not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive
: reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission <a ""apology>
a : ranking low in a hierarchy or scale : insignificant, unpretentious


having an air of easy unconcern or indifference


a : easily aroused to anger b : filled with anger : angry
a : capable of, affected by, or expressing intense feeling b : enthusiastic, ardent
: swayed by or affected with sexual desire


smoothly though often superficially gracious and sophisticated
: smooth in texture, performance, or style


: to get back : regain
: to bring back into use or currency : revive <"" old traditions>


rough, jagged; also : scraggly


: situated lower down : lower
a : of low or lower degree or rank b : of poor quality : mediocre
: of little or less importance, value, or merit <always felt "" his older brother placed on him>


of, relating to, or characteristic of the social middle class
: marked by a concern for material interests and respectability and a tendency toward mediocrity
: dominated by commercial and industrial interests : capitalistic


full of life or energy : active


forcible or passive resistance to lawful authority; especially : concerted revolt (as of a naval crew) against discipline or a superior officer


harsh, grating
: irritable


: offering or expressing a choice <several "" plans>


bunkum, nonsense (in context of Catcher in the Rye "Holden says "That's '' " (125))


apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment : world-weary
: sophisticated, worldly-wise
: unconcerned


the quality or state of being "": exactness
a : the degree of refinement with which an operation is performed or a measurement stated — compare accuracy


: a condition of a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation (as improper reception of a sacrament) of what is sacred because consecrated to God
: being grossly irreverent toward a hallowed person, place, or thing


deprived of native or original simplicity: as a : highly complicated or developed : complex <"" electronic devices>
: having a refined knowledge of the ways of the world cultivated especially through wide experience <a "" lady>


: causing nausea or especially disgust


: empty, insubstantial
: lacking significance, meaning, or point : silly <"" comments>


having wide or considerable extent <"" reading>


: noisily turbulent : rowdy b : marked by or expressive of exuberance and high spirits
: stormy, tumultuous


inclined, disposed
: having affection or warm regard : loving <"" friends>
: motivated by affection : tender <"" care>


a (1) : to stop the respiration of (as by strangling or asphyxiation) (2) : to deprive of oxygen b : to make uncomfortable by want of fresh air
: to impede or stop the development of


: a group of people associated or formally organized for a common purpose, interest, or pleasure: as a : a "" order b : guild 1
: the quality or state of being brothers : brotherliness
: persons of the same class, profession, character, or tastes <the racetrack "">


with one's identity concealed


having a cockeye
a : askew, awry b : slightly crazy : topsy-turvy <a "" scheme> c : drunk 1a


: the act or an instance of digressing in a discourse or other usually organized literary work
archaic : a going aside


: of, relating to, or befitting a teacher or education


serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate <a "" question>


: inclined, disposed <was well "" toward her>
a : having or showing an attitude or mode of behavior that is not natural or genuinely felt : given to or marked by affectation <spoke in an "" manner> b : assumed artificially or falsely : pretended <an ""interest in art>

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