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Of Mice and Men

juncture

a point of time, especially one made critical by circumstance; the line or point at which two bodies are joined

debris

ruins, fragments, rubbish

mottled

marked with spots of different colors

recumbent

lying down; reclining; idle

imperious

commanding

ominous

threatening

morose

gloomy (as in mood, not weather)

plaintively

complainingly, in a whining manner

pugnacious

fond of fighting

derogatory

intended to lower the reputation of a person; usually used before the word "remark"

reprehensible

deserving blame

derision

ridicule; mockery

wry

a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features; devious in course or purpose, awry, askew, bitterly or disdainfully ironic

egalitarian

adj.- believing in the equality of all men
noun- a person who believes in the quality of all people

altruistic

charitable, unselfish, devoted to the welfare of others; opposite of egotistic

obdurate

unmoved by persuasion, unyielding

garrulous

given to excessive chatter; talkative

quandary

a state of uncertainty; dilemma

onerous

burdensome; laborious

heinous

outrageously evil or wicked; abominable

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