expel from a community or group
The whole team
ostracized me the whole way back on the train.
capable of being returned to the original condition
I only had on my
reversible and no gloves or anything.
restore to good health or strength
recuperating," I told her.
deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on another
I was pretty
sadistic with him quite often.
marked by blithe unconcern
I just got very cool and
disturb, especially by minor irritations
rile him too easily.
of or relating to the process of decay
The band was
covered with blood
I didn't want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when I was all
the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
He always walked around in his bare
torso because he thought he had a damn good build.
ice resembling a pendent spear formed by dripping water
I don't want you to get the idea she was a goddam
icicle or something, just because we never necked or horsed around much.
draw deep into the lungs by breathing
inhaled and all, but she didn't wolf the smoke down, the way most women around her age do.
without revealing one's identity
incognito," I said.
make less simple
I mean it's pretty
attract; cause to be enamored
It partly scared me and it partly
difficult to handle; requiring great tact
touchy about anything like that, especially my father.
possible but not necessary; left to personal choice
"You chose to write about them for the
optional essay question.
a platform raised above the surrounding level
Hardly anybody laughed out loud, and old Ossenburger made out like he didn't even hear it, but old Thurmer, the headmaster, was sitting right next to him on the
rostrum and all, and you could tell he heard it.
Boy, he could really be
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
pacifist, if you want to know the truth.
I like to be somewhere at least where you can see a few girls around once in a while, even if they're only scratching their arms or blowing their noses or even just
giggling or something.
designed to be changed from one use or form to another
My mother saw them in the village a lot, because Jane used to drive to market with her mother in this LaSalle
convertible they had.
uneasiness about the fitness of an action
"Do you have any particular
qualms about leaving Pencey?"
grant freedom to; free from confinement
Liberate yourself from my viselike grip."
having a sophisticated charm
I said it
suave as hell.
a rationalized mental attitude
It was always just a little bit open, especially when she got in her golf
stance, or when she was reading a book.
He came in
griping about how cold it was out.
displaying incongruity between what is expected and what is
Which is really
breaking of hard tissue such as bone
He probably was scared he'd
fractured my skull or something when I hit the floor.
a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor
She used to be a
burlesque stripper or something.
not able to read or write
illiterate, but I read a lot.
break down into components or essential features
It stinks, if you
a soft partly suppressed laugh
chuckling like a madman.
an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
"You're trying to
a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef
I live in New York, and I was thinking about the
lagoon in Central Park, down near Central Park South.
hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
I left all the
foils and equipment and stuff on the goddam subway.
"She's waiting in the
make denser, stronger, or purer
Anyway, finally I had to come right out and tell him that I had to write a composition for Stradlater, and that he had to clear the hell out, so I could
sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
He started talking in this very
monotonous voice, and picking at all his pimples.
convert food into absorbable substances
I didn't want to go home or anything till they got it and thoroughly
digested it and all.
operating with minimal human intervention
I pictured myself coming out of the goddam bathroom, dressed and all, with my
automatic in my pocket, and staggering around a little bit.
having decayed or disintegrated
Boy, did I feel
filled with melancholy and despondency
It makes me so
depressed I go crazy.
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
imitating one of those guys in the movies.
associated with an educational institution
It has a very good
academic rating, Pencey.
refuse to acknowledge
He always shaved himself twice, to look
belonging to an early stage of technical development
It was a very
crude thing to do, in chapel and all, but it was also quite amusing.
a practical method or art applied to some particular task
The trouble was, I knew that guy Stradlater's
transfer to another
"Have you yourself
communicated with them?"
any piece of work that is attempted
He made a pot of dough in the
undertaking business after he got out of Pencey.
the sound made by something moving rapidly
whistling 'Song of India" while he shaved.
free from a burden, evil, or distress
The way I met her, this Doberman pinscher she had used to come over and
relieve himself on our lawn, and my mother got very irritated about it.
be fully aware of; realize fully
I told him how I would've done exactly the same thing if I'd been in his place, and how most people didn't
appreciate how tough it is being a teacher.
make less taut
I pulled the peak around to the back again, and
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
Boy, I really
fouled that up.
any distinct time period in a sequence of events
I'm just going through a
phase right now.
bring something new to an environment
introduced me to the Navy guy.
the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
All he did was lift the Atlantic Monthly off his
lap and try to chuck it on the bed, next to me.
responsive to physical stimuli
He's a very
marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
Because he's so darn shy and
modest and all.
things coming and going in a particular locality
It had these very funny, crazy plays in it, and then it had this one story about a
traffic cop that falls in love with this very cute girl that's always speeding.
an instrumentality needed for an undertaking
I left all the foils and
equipment and stuff on the goddam subway.
having the capacity for thought and reason to a high degree
"I don't even think the sonuvabitch is
a speech that is open to the public
I could feel a terrific
lecture coming on.
be fully aware or cognizant of
If he was so goddam stupid not to
realize it was Saturday night and everybody was out or asleep or home for the week end, I wasn't going to break my neck telling him.
an implement that has hairs or bristles set into a handle
She hung up my coat in the hall closet, and I sort of
brushed my hair back with my hand.
of or relating to a system of sensory apparatus
I sat down on the one right next to him and started turning the cold water on and off--this
nervous habit I have.
enter upon an activity or enterprise
an accusation that one is responsible for some misdeed
blame me for flunking you, boy?" he said.
beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
He was a very
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing