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19 terms

Catcher in the Rye II

McCutcheon High School
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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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