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26 terms

The Catcher in the Rye

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Anomalous
Deviating from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
Exacerbate
To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate.
Recluse
A person who withdraws from the world in order to live alone (in seclusion).
Ostracize
To exclude from a group.
Incognito
With one's identity disguised or concealed (so that one cannot be recognized).
Unwieldy
Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
Ubiquitous
Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent.
Transitory
Existing for a very short time only.
Surrogate
One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another. (Surrogate mother)
Subversive
Intended on overthrowing or undermining (often done to an established government); rebellious, with intent to harm.
Filial
Of or befitting a son or daughter.
Anachronism
Something out of its proper time.
Sardonic
Scornfully or cynically mocking; cruelly sarcastic.
Dilettante
A superficial amateur.
Perfunctory
Lacking in enthusiasm.
Surmise
To guess at based on evidence.
Sophomoric
Immature and Childish.
Exorbitant
Going beyond usual and proper limits (usually with money and amounts).
Pugnacious
Quarrelsome; tending to fight or argue a lot.
Adversity
Difficulty; hardship; misfortune.
Circuitous
Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course, to get somewhere literally or figuratively.
Digress
To stray off topic in writing or conversation.
Serendipitous
Making a fortunate discovery by accident.
Empathy
Identification with and understanding of another's situation, emotions, and motives.
Precocious
Talented beyond one's age.
Deleterious
Harmful; injurious.