The Catcher in the Rye

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  1. agnostic
    a person who claims the existence of God is unknowable
  2. atheist
    someone who denies the existence of god
  3. boisterous
    full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
  4. bourgeois
    being of the property-owning class
  5. burlesque
    a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor
  6. chisel
    an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  7. compulsory
    required by rule
  8. conscientious
    characterized by extreme care and great effort
  9. digress
    wander from a direct or straight course
  10. disciple
    one who believes and helps spread the doctrine of another
  11. halitosis
    offensive breath
  12. harrowing
    causing extreme distress
  13. hemorrhage
    the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
  14. humility
    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
  15. inane
    devoid of intelligence
  16. incognito
    without revealing one's identity
  17. lagoon
    a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef
  18. lavish
    very generous
  19. monotonous
    sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  20. mutiny
    open rebellion against constituted authority
  21. nonchalant
    marked by blithe unconcern
  22. ostracize
    expel from a community or group
  23. pacifist
    someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
  24. pedagogical
    relating to the study of teaching
  25. superficial
    of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
  26. provocative
    serving or tending to excite or stimulate
  27. putrefaction
    the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
  28. putrid
    of or relating to the process of decay
  29. qualm
    uneasiness about the fitness of an action
  30. sacrilegious
    grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
  31. spendthrift
    someone who spends money prodigally
  32. suave
    having a sophisticated charm
  33. superficial
    of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
  34. unscrupulous
    without principles

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