Of Mice and Men Vocab

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bemused

deeply absorbed in thought

douse

wet thoroughly

snivel

cry or whine with snuffling

contorted

twisted

derogatory

expressive of low opinion

fawning

attempting to win favor by flattery

pugnacious

tough and callous by virtue of experience

crestfallen

brought low in spirit

recumbent

lying down; in a position of comfort or rest

brusquely

in a blunt direct manner

mottled

having spots or patches of color

gingerly

with extreme care or delicacy

vial

a small bottle that contains a drug

meager

deficient in amount or quality or extent

slough

cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

complacently

in a self-satisfied manner

cringe

draw back; as with fear or pain

brittle

lacking warmth and generosity of spirit

pantomime

a performance using gestures and body movements without words

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