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Catcher Vocab List Two

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humble
: 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
nonchalant
having an air of easy unconcern or indifference
passionate
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
suave
smoothly though often superficially gracious and sophisticated
: smooth in texture, performance, or style
recuperating
: to get back : regain
2
: to bring back into use or currency : revive <"" old traditions>
scraggy
rough, jagged; also : scraggly
inferiority
: 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>
bourgeois
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
swanky
full of life or energy : active
mutiny
forcible or passive resistance to lawful authority; especially : concerted revolt (as of a naval crew) against discipline or a superior officer
raspy
harsh, grating
: irritable
alternative
: offering or expressing a choice <several "" plans>
bunk
bunkum, nonsense (in context of Catcher in the Rye "Holden says "That's '' " (125))
blase
apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment : world-weary
: sophisticated, worldly-wise
: unconcerned
precision
the quality or state of being "": exactness
a : the degree of refinement with which an operation is performed or a measurement stated — compare accuracy
sacrilegious
: 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
sophisticated
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>
nauseating
: causing nausea or especially disgust
inane
: empty, insubstantial
: lacking significance, meaning, or point : silly <"" comments>
extensive
having wide or considerable extent <"" reading>
boisterous
: noisily turbulent : rowdy b : marked by or expressive of exuberance and high spirits
: stormy, tumultuous
affectionate
inclined, disposed
: having affection or warm regard : loving <"" friends>
: motivated by affection : tender <"" care>
suffocate
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
fraternity
: 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 "">
incognito
with one's identity concealed
cock-eyed
having a cockeye
a : askew, awry b : slightly crazy : topsy-turvy <a "" scheme> c : drunk 1a
digression
: the act or an instance of digressing in a discourse or other usually organized literary work
archaic : a going aside
pedagogical
: of, relating to, or befitting a teacher or education
provocative
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate <a "" question>
affected
: 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>