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Durlin English Catcher in the Rye vocab

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faith
reliance or trust in God (or people or religious doctrine), such as affects character and conduct
hope
belief in the probability that good things will occur, belief in the possibility that people will act accordingly to their best instincts
charity
giving generously to those in need, out of a love for one's fellow man
temperance
moderation, self-restraint in speech and conduct, in regard to eating or drinking
prudence
being careful to avoid undesired consequences
fortitude
courage in times of pain or adversity
justice
fairness, the exercise of authority in maintaining what is right, appropriate reward of virtue and punishment of vice
pride
an unduly high opinion of one's own merits, a belief in one's superiority to other, arrogance, presumption, haughtiness
avarice
greed, eager desire to aquire possessions or property, beyond what is needed
lust
excessive desire for sexual gratification
wrath
excessive and habitual anger, and agressive and violent attitude toward others, excessive indignation at others' conduct, demeanor, or attitudes
gluttony
excessive eating and drinking, greedy consumption, voracity
envy
resenting and desiring what others have, admiring contemplation of those considered more fortunate than you
sloth
laziness, indolence, whether physical or mental
acute
keen or quick of mind
ambivalent
having conflicting feelings about something or someone at the same time
artless
natural, simple, without artificiality or pretension
astute
having a clever or shrewd mind, percieving things clearly
candor, candid
honesty and frankness in expressing oneself, direct and straightforward
cynic, cynical
believing that people are only motivated by selfishness, denying the sincerity of people's motives, a failure to believe the best in people (opposite of faith)
deplore
to be regretful or sorry about something, to regard something as unfortunate
depravity
corruption, wickedness, perversion
deride, derision
to make fun of something, to ridicule, laugh
despondent
feeling a loss of courage or hope, dejected
digression
to depart temporarily from the main subject
discerning
having good judgement or understanding, acute, astute
dejection
lowness of spirits or depression
disillusionment
the condition of losing your ideals, illusions, or foolish hopes, bitter knowledge through loss of innocent ideals
dissimulation
to hide one's true feelings by avoiding the truth, less than lying, half truth
dogmatic
stating your opinion in an agressive way, with no real evidence of its truth, always instructing others, even when it is inappropriate
duplicity
double-dealing, hypocritical cunning or deception
glib
speaking in a smooth, easy manner in order to be convincing, often for selfish purposes
hypocrisy
pretending to be what one is not, pretending to be good for a devious or selfish reason, pretending to fell what one doesn't actually feel
humane
having what everyone considers the best qualities of mankind, like kindness, mercy
idealism
behavior or thought based on a conception of things as they should be or as one would wish them to be
incorrigible
that which cannot be corrected, improved, or reformed
ingenuous
honest, open, direct, simple, child-like, frank
integrity
the quality of moral "wholeness", sincerity, honesty
irony, ironic
the quality of being different or the opposite of what one would expect, often humorous
mendacity
quality of being false or lying
pedagogical
having to do with art and science of teaching
perversion
moral corruption and deviant behavior, sexual deviancy
platitude
a trite, commonplace saying, delivered as if it's fresh or original
poignancy
emotionally touching or moving, sharply painful to the feelings
perfidy
the deliberate breaking of faith, treachery, betrayal of trust
precocious
intelligent or perceptive beyond what is expected at a certain age
pretense, pretension
a claim to distinction, importance, dignity, or excellence that is unsupported or false
profane
violating something that is sacred, showing disrespect or contempt for sacred things
recluse
one who avoids human contact or company, one who shuts himself away from the world and seeks seclusion, a solitary person
remorse
a deep, torturing sense of guilt over a wrong
reprehensible
blameworthy, something deserving of great reprimand or rebuke
reverent
feeling of deep respect, love, awe for something sacred, veneration, opposite of profane
satirize
to make fun of something in order to expose its weakness and foolishness, to ridicule for a moral purpose
skeptic
one who doubts, questions, or suspends judgement upon matters that are generally accepted by the majority
spurious
false, counterfeit, not true or genuine
vulgarity
crude, coarse, unrefined, indecent, obscene
whimsy, whimsical
fanciful, oddly or charmingly imaginative
escapist
a tendency to want to free oneself from reality, responsibilities, or the routine of real life