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The Catcher in the Rye Vocabulary

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Ostracize
V: exclude (someone) from a society or group
Qualm
N: an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, esp. about one's own conduct; a misgiving
Compulsory
Adj: required by law or a rule; obligatory
Exhibitionist
N: a person who behaves in ways intended to attract attention or display his or her powers, personality, etc.
Unscrupulous
Adj: having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
Pacifist
N: a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind
Conscientious
Adj: (of a person) wishing to do what is right, esp. to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly
Suave
Adj: (esp. of a man) charming, confident, and elegant
Immaterial
Adj: unimportant under the circumstances; irrelevant
Nonchalant
Adj: (of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm
Rake
N: a fashionable or wealthy man of dissolute or promiscuous habits
Sacrilegious
N: violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred
Putrid
Adj: (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell
Inane
Adj: silly; stupid
Harrowing
Adj: extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous