Of Mice and Men Vocab #1

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Of Mice and Men Vocab

drone

to talk on and on in a dull, monotonous way

periscope

an optical instrument that allows objects to be viewed in other positions

dejectedly

being in low spirits; depressed; literally "thrown down"

pantomime

communication by gesture and facial expression

imperiously

commanding; overbearing, arrogantly domineering

pugnacious

ready and able to resort to force or violence

archly

having a superior, pleased attitude, with playful slyness or roguishness

apprehensive

fearful; anxious

complacently

smug; content to a fault; self-satisfied

morosely

sullenly melancholy; gloomily

mollify

to calm in temper; to soothe

contort

twist, bend severely out of shape

plaintively

mournfully, expressing sorrow

brusquely

abrupt and curt in manner of speech; discourteously blunt

grizzled

having fur or hair streaked with gray

derision

ridicule; jeering, contemptuous (harsh) laughter

see, watch

SCOP, as in microscope, telescope, kaleioscope, stethoscope

to please

PLAC, as in placate, placid, placidly, placebo

twist

TORT, as in torsion, torque, extort, extortion, torturous, retort

laugh

RID, RIS, as in ridicule, ridiculous, deride, riddle

ostracize

to exclude from a group by common consent, banish, send away

indignant

anger aroused at something unfair, unjust or abusive

confide

to reveal in private; to entrust

console

to comfort; to give moral and emotional strength

wryly

twisted to show displeasure or distaste; crooked

cower

to cringe or shrink away in fear

reprehensible

bad, deserving of blame or punishment

lynch

to execute justice without due process of law; especially, to hang

majesty

royal dignity, splendor, grandeur, or greatness

scoff

to mock at or treat with derision; to scorn

anguished

feeling great physical or mental pain or agony

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