Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger words

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  1. dogmatic
    pertaining to a code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  2. apparent
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  3. vulgarity
    the quality of lacking taste and refinement
  4. aversion
    a feeling of intense dislike
  5. restive
    being in a tense state
  6. discourse
    an extended communication dealing with some particular topic
  7. probation
    a trial period during which one's abilities are tested
  8. suppress
    put down by force or authority
  9. spontaneous
    said or done without having been planned in advance
  10. inept
    generally incompetent and ineffectual
  11. simulate
    reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  12. ensuing
    following immediately and as a result of what went before
  13. semblance
    the outward or apparent appearance or form of something
  14. rhetoric
    study of the technique for using language effectively
  15. neurotic
    affected by worry due to a mental disturbance
  16. invest
    lay out money or resources in an enterprise
  17. deplete
    use up, as resources or materials
  18. crass
    so unrefined as to be offensive or insensitive
  19. trifling
    not worth considering
  20. morose
    showing a brooding ill humor
  21. malicious
    having the nature of threatening evil
  22. benign
    kind in disposition or manner
  23. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character
  24. mitigate
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  25. pedantic
    marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning
  26. conceit
    the trait of being unduly vain
  27. conceited
    having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
  28. controversy
    a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  29. conspire
    act in agreement and in secret towards a deceitful purpose
  30. commodious
    large and roomy
  31. rendezvous
    a meeting planned at a certain time and place
  32. anonymous
    having no known name or identity or known source
  33. vertical
    at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
  34. paralysis
    loss of the ability to move a body part
  35. momentous
    of very great significance
  36. pacify
    ease the anger, agitation, or strong emotion of
  37. vacuous
    devoid of matter
  38. cavil
    raise trivial objections
  39. disparage
    express a negative opinion of
  40. conformist
    someone who follows established standards of conduct
  41. simultaneous
    occurring or operating at the same time
  42. perverse
    deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper
  43. pilgrim
    someone who journeys in foreign lands
  44. peasant
    one of a class of agricultural laborers
  45. wither
    lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
  46. fanatic
    a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm
  47. incessant
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
  48. dismember
    separate the limbs from the body
  49. mystic
    beyond ordinary understanding
  50. cease
    put an end to a state or an activity
  51. pilgrimage
    a journey to a sacred place
  52. synchronous
    occurring or existing at the same time
  53. coincidence
    the property of two things happening at the same time
  54. presumption
    a premise that is taken for granted
  55. innocence
    the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong
  56. earnest
    characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one's opinions
  57. excruciating
    extremely painful
  58. nurture
    provide with nourishment
  59. elaborate
    marked by complexity and richness of detail
  60. dissent
    a difference of opinion
  61. languid
    lacking spirit or liveliness
  62. mannerism
    a behavioral attribute that is distinctive to an individual
  63. invariably
    without change, in every case
  64. dehydrate
    remove water from
  65. dossier
    papers containing detailed information about a person
  66. vertebra
    one of the bony segments of the spinal column
  67. metropolitan
    relating to or characteristic of a large urban area
  68. endow
    give qualities or abilities to
  69. protrude
    extend out or project in space
  70. specious
    plausible but false
  71. confound
    be confusing or perplexing to
  72. conjecture
    believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
  73. debut
    the act of beginning something new
  74. relevant
    having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
  75. aesthetic
    characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  76. parlance
    a manner of speaking natural to a language's native speakers
  77. savant
    a learned person
  78. consensus
    agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole
  79. precocious
    characterized by exceptionally early development
  80. pneumonia
    respiratory disease characterized by lung inflammation
  81. remonstrate
    argue in protest or opposition
  82. condescending
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  83. essential
    basic and fundamental
  84. dote
    shower with love; show excessive affection for
  85. dialect
    the usage or vocabulary characteristic of a group of people
  86. literate
    able to read and write
  87. pedagogy
    the profession of a teacher
  88. muse
    reflect deeply on a subject
  89. logarithm
    the exponent required to produce a given number
  90. preparatory
    preceding and getting ready for something
  91. nuance
    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  92. idiosyncrasy
    a behavioral attribute peculiar to an individual
  93. residual
    relating to or indicating a remainder
  94. plaintive
    expressing sorrow
  95. insistent
    demanding attention
  96. masochist
    someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
  97. ecstasy
    a state of elated bliss
  98. communicable
    readily transmitted
  99. illusory
    having the nature of something unreal or deceptive
  100. omniscient
    infinitely wise
  101. afflict
    cause physical pain or suffering in
  102. mercurial
    liable to sudden unpredictable change
  103. importune
    beg persistently and urgently
  104. conspicuous
    obvious to the eye or mind
  105. indeterminate
    not fixed or known in advance
  106. consequence
    a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon
  107. luxuriant
    produced or growing in extreme abundance
  108. indigenous
    originating where it is found
  109. agitate
    move or cause to move back and forth
  110. infuriate
    make extremely angry
  111. displace
    cause to move, usually with force or pressure
  112. gall
    a digestive juice secreted by the liver
  113. reticent
    reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  114. rancor
    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  115. indefinitely
    to an unknown extent
  116. bigotry
    intolerance and prejudice
  117. testament
    strong evidence for something
  118. overwrought
    deeply agitated especially from emotion
  119. comely
    according with custom or propriety
  120. criterion
    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
  121. acknowledge
    declare to be true or admit the existence or reality of
  122. introspection
    contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
  123. resumption
    beginning again
  124. precarious
    not secure; beset with difficulties
  125. paradox
    a statement that contradicts itself
  126. spurious
    plausible but false
  127. divert
    turn aside; turn away from
  128. resourceful
    adroit or imaginative
  129. affectation
    a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
  130. ingratiate
    gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
  131. league
    an association of states or individuals for common action
  132. comprehensive
    including all or everything
  133. prejudice
    a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue
  134. cliche
    a trite or obvious remark
  135. bromide
    a trite or obvious remark
  136. avid
    marked by active interest and enthusiasm
  137. sequel
    something that follows something else
  138. attain
    gain with effort
  139. non sequitur
    a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
  140. perceptible
    capable of being grasped by the mind or senses
  141. eclectic
    selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
  142. insight
    clear or deep perception of a situation
  143. narrative
    an account that tells the particulars of an act or event
  144. dour
    showing a brooding ill humor
  145. brusque
    rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner
  146. dissertation
    a treatise advancing a point of view resulting from research
  147. pious
    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
  148. dubious
    fraught with uncertainty or doubt
  149. jettison
    throw away, of something encumbering
  150. recoil
    spring back; spring away from an impact
  151. niche
    a small concavity
  152. audible
    heard or perceptible by the ear
  153. martyr
    one who voluntarily suffers death
  154. captious
    tending to find and call attention to faults
  155. static
    not in physical motion
  156. resolute
    firm in purpose or belief
  157. juxtaposition
    the act of positioning close together
  158. peruse
    examine or consider with attention and in detail
  159. opportune
    suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
  160. agile
    moving quickly and lightly
  161. memento
    a reminder of past events
  162. stature
    the height of a standing person
  163. fractious
    easily irritated or annoyed
  164. parish
    a local church community
  165. hideous
    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
  166. detest
    dislike intensely
  167. contented
    satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
  168. emerge
    come out into view, as from concealment
  169. fervent
    characterized by intense emotion
  170. corroborate
    give evidence for
  171. meander
    move or cause to move in a winding or curving course
  172. grapple
    work hard to come to terms with or deal with something
  173. coerce
    cause to do through pressure or necessity
  174. repose
    freedom from activity
  175. octave
    a musical interval of eight tones
  176. range
    a variety of different things or activities
  177. ostensibly
    from appearances alone
  178. supine
    lying face upward
  179. opus
    a musical work that has been created
  180. poignant
    keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
  181. illiterate
    not able to read or write
  182. refuge
    something or someone turned to for assistance or security
  183. morale
    a state of individual psychological well-being
  184. expound
    add details, as to an account or idea
  185. abate
    become less in amount or intensity
  186. hackneyed
    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
  187. inane
    devoid of intelligence
  188. perfunctory
    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  189. negotiable
    able to be arranged by compromise
  190. imminent
    close in time; about to occur
  191. anguish
    extreme distress of body or mind
  192. guile
    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  193. censure
    harsh criticism or disapproval
  194. karma
    effects of one's actions that determine his or her destiny
  195. agony
    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
  196. eschew
    avoid and stay away from deliberately
  197. levity
    a manner lacking seriousness
  198. macabre
    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
  199. ominous
    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  200. siege
    an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place
  201. hallowed
    worthy of religious veneration
  202. sanguine
    confidently optimistic and cheerful
  203. recite
    repeat aloud from memory
  204. preamble
    a preliminary introduction, as to a statute or constitution
  205. ambiguous
    having more than one possible meaning
  206. retract
    formally reject or disavow
  207. subconscious
    just below the level of awareness
  208. rant
    talk at length in a noisy, excited, or angry manner
  209. despise
    look down on with disdain or disgust
  210. protracted
    relatively long in duration
  211. apostasy
    rejecting your religious beliefs, political party or cause
  212. synagogue
    the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
  213. habitual
    commonly used or practiced
  214. pundit
    a person with special knowledge who performs skillfully
  215. disciple
    one who believes and helps spread the doctrine of another
  216. pithy
    concise and full of meaning
  217. endearing
    lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
  218. stifle
    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  219. anxiety
    a vague unpleasant emotion in anticipation of a misfortune
  220. abject
    of the most contemptible kind
  221. contrite
    feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  222. wretched
    deserving or inciting pity
  223. collide
    crash together with violent impact
  224. exude
    release in drops or small quantities
  225. acquire
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  226. negligible
    so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
  227. imply
    express or state indirectly
  228. specimen
    a bit of tissue or fluid taken for diagnostic purposes
  229. fastidious
    giving careful attention to detail
  230. renounce
    turn away from; give up
  231. occupant
    someone who lives at a particular place for a long period
  232. predominant
    having superior power and influence
  233. implicit
    suggested though not directly expressed
  234. vigilant
    carefully observant or attentive
  235. rehabilitate
    help to readapt, as to a former state of health or repute
  236. deprecate
    express strong disapproval of; deplore
  237. therapeutic
    tending to cure or restore to health
  238. detach
    cause to become separated
  239. timbre
    the distinctive property of a complex sound
  240. seniority
    higher rank especially by reason of longer service
  241. despair
    a state in which all hope is lost or absent
  242. ballast
    any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
  243. cessation
    a stopping
  244. primordial
    having existed from the beginning
Created on January 8, 2014

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