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Catcher Vocab

TermDefinition
Foil a literary character that is intended to highlight attributes in another character through opposing traits
Digressive tending to depart from the subject
absolute (as a grammar term) a modifier (quite often a participle), or a modifier and a few other words, that attaches to a sentence or a noun, with no conjunctionAn absolute phrase is a phrase that modifies a whole independent clause (a full sentence); not just one word.
Frenetic fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
Flippant not showing a serious or respectful attitude.
Derisive expressing contempt or ridicule.
Jocular fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.
Callow (especially of a young person) inexperienced and immature.
Urbane suave, courteous, and refined in manner.
Depravity moral corruption; wickedness.
Gaunt lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age; grim or desolate in appearance
Rawboned bony or gaunt physique
Prosaic having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty (ordinary); commonplace
Pedantic of or like a pedant (a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning)
affect is usually a verb that means "to influence" of "act upon." Affected is the adjective form of the verb.
Erudite having or showing great knowledge or learning.
Introspection the examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes.
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