Vocabulary Unit 1. From The Catcher in the Rye. Ostracized. os·tra·cize [ os-truh-sahyz ] verb (used with object), os·tra·cized , os·tra·ciz·ing . Definition: to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc.
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Vocabulary Unit 1 From The Catcher in the Rye
Ostracized • os·tra·cize [os-truh-sahyz] • verb (used with object), os·tra·cized, os·tra·ciz·ing. • Definition: to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc. • His friends ostracized him after his father's arrest.
Qualms • qualm [kwahm, kwawm] • Noun • Defnition: an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, esp. about one's own conduct; a misgiving. • He has no qualms about lying.
Sadistic • sa·dis·tic [suh-dis-tik, sey-, sa-] • adjective • Definition: pertaining to or characterized by sadism; deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from extreme cruelty • Asadistic psychopath.
Monotonous • mo·not·o·nous [muh-not-n-uhs] • Adjective • Definition: lacking in variety; tediously unvarying • The monotonous flat scenery.
Unscrupulous • un·scru·pu·lous \-ˈskrü-pyə-ləs\ • Adjective • Definition: not honest or fair : doing things that are wrong, dishonest, or illegal • An unscrupulous businessman manipulated them into selling their land for practically nothing.
Pacifist • /ˈpasəˌfist/ • noun • Definition: a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable. • She was a committed pacifist all her life.
Fiend • noun • \ˈfēnd\ • Definition: a person extremely devoted to a pursuit or study; addict. • My mother is such a chocolate fiend that she starts drooling when chocolate is in front of her.
Unanimous • u·nan·i·mous/yo͞oˈnanəməs/ • Adjective • Definition: (of two or more people) fully in agreement. • The students were unanimous in their decision about whether the reading was too difficult for them.
Incognito • in·cog·ni·to\ˌin-ˌkäg-ˈnē-(ˌ)tōalso in-ˈkäg-nə-ˌtō\ • adverb or adjective • Definition: with your true identity kept secret (as by using a different name or a disguise) • I did not want any of my friends to see me at the mall so I traveled incognito.
Putrid • pu·trid [pyoo-trid] • Adjective • Definition: in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten. • The putrid smell of the old garbage nauseated me.