Catcher in the Rye: Glossary

Catcher in the Rye: Glossary

hemorrhage
An escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel.
ostracize
Leave out (someone) from a society or group.
grippe
influenza: an acute febrile highly infectious viral illness
reversible
(of a garment, fabric, or bedclothes) Dealt with on both sides so regarding be used or utilized with either outside.
turd
repulsive. A lump of excrement.
Endeavor Business
The occupation or duties of a funeral director.
engine
loud cheer
rostrum
A raised platform on which a person stands to make a public speech, receive an award or medal, play music, or conduct an orchestra
compulsory
mandatory
chiffonier
A tall chest of drawers, often with a mirror on top
sadistic
obtaining satisfaction or sexual gratification from inflicting discomfort on another
concieted
Excessively pleased with oneself; vain.
hounds tooth
woven or printed with a pattern of broken or rugged checks:
lather
A frothy white mass of bubbles produced by soap or a similar cleansing compound when combined with water
half nelson
a battling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the challenger’s arm and exerts pressure on the back of the neck.
pinscher
any of three breeds of canines whose ears and tail are typically cropped
Vitalis
Hair Cream
the Can
The bathroom
galoshes
A waterproof overshoe, typically made of rubber
photo
Motion picture
bad breath
offensive breath
linoleum
A product consisting of a canvas support covered with linseed oil and powdered cork, used esp. as a flooring covering
Morgue
A place where bodies are kept, esp. to be determined or declared.
Utilized metaphorically to describe a place that is quiet, dismal, or cold
crumby
Like or covered in crumbs
gore
Blood that has actually been shed, esp. as an outcome of violence
Canasta
A card game looking like rummy, utilizing 2 decks
plain
Unpleasantly or sharply clear; impossible to avoid
extravagant
Sumptuously abundant and elaborate
Gladstones
bags
matinee
A performance in a theater or a proving of a film that happens in the daytime.
burlesque
A parody or comically exaggerated imitation of something, esp. in a literary or remarkable work
suave
Lovely, confident, and sophisticated.
rank
Rotting or decomposing and discharging a fetid smell
sterling
Excellent or valuable
muckle-mouthed
somebody who talks excessively to no end and about numerous things simultaneously
booze
Alcohol, esp. booze
pores
small openings on the skin’s surface area
Daiquiris
A cocktail consisting of rum and lime juice
dope fiend
A heroin junky or crackhead.
Tattersall
A woolen material with a pattern of colored checks and intersecting lines, looking like a tartan
knockers
breasts
yellow
easily frightened
Innarested
Interested
Brassiere
an underwear used by ladies to support their breasts
chateau
an outstanding nation home (or castle) in France
casual
cool and positive, unconcerned
scraggy
lean or thin; scrawny
rubbernecks
to look about or stare with excellent interest, as by craning the neck or turning the head
gory
covered with blood
chewed fat
to talk constantly
malted milk
A drink combining milk, a malt preparation, and ice cream or flavoring
bourgeois
coming from the middle class
trendy
Stylishly luxurious and expensive
goose flesh
A pimply state of the skin with the hairs set up, produced by cold or scare.
bandstand
a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
squaw
an American Indian lady
scarlet fever
a severe communicable disease (normally in kids) identified by fever and a red rash
gay
merry– pleasant– jolly– cheerful– blithe– mirthful
beret
A round flattish cap of felt or cloth
blase
nonchalantly unconcerned
lulu
a really attractive or sexy looking female
tons
a large number or amount
dough
cash
half gainer
a dive in which the diver tosses the feet forward and as much as complete a half backwards somersault and goes into the water dealing with the diving board
inability complex
a sense of individual inability arising from dispute in between the desire to be discovered and the worry of being humiliated
putrid
Rotting or rotting and emitting a fetid odor
furlough
a temporary leave of lack from military responsibility
flit
a secret move (to prevent paying financial obligations), a male homosexual; to move lightly and quickly
inane
silly, empty of suggesting or value
sagittarius
the ninth indication of the zodiac
Taurus
the second indication of the zodiac
dopey
foolish
Bull session
A casual seminar
cockeyed
turned or twisted toward one side
dandy
great
pedagogical
attribute of mentor or instructors
intriguing
serving or tending to provoke, thrill, or stimulate
harrowing
exceptionally stressful; troubling or frightening
stenographer
someone proficient in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)
mutual
(adj.) shared; involving give-and-take between 2 persons or things; working in both instructions
diarrhea
regular and watery bowel movements

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