Of Mice and Men Chapters 1-3 Vocab

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anguished

feeling of great mental, emotional or physical pain.

bindle

a small bundle of items rolled up inside a blanket and carried over the shoulder or on the back

brusquely

bluntly; abruptly; rudely.

bucking

to throw large bags of grain on a truck. Barley is poured into large burlap bags (75 or more pounds) and passed brigade-style (in a line) to the trucks

junctures

where two things come together

mimicking

imitating

morosely

in a sad, gloomy manner

mottled

having a variety of hues or colors; variegated, like marble.

periscope

a device that, through a series of mirrors and prisms, allows one to view something not directly in the line of sight. above

recumbent

still and lying down; without movement.

threshers

used on farms to separate the grain or seed from the straw of plants

tramp

a person who travels about no food, usually doing odd jobs for a living

archly

playfully

bale

a large bundle of something that has been compressed and tied together. Grains such as hay, wheat, and barley are often made into bales after they're harvested

bridle

to throw one's head back in anger or pride; especially when one feels offended.

burlap

a coarse, inexpensive, woven fabric; often used for making grain sacks

derogatory

belittling and insulting.

disengage

set free; undo; unfasten

gingerly

in a careful, cautious way

liniment

a medicated liquid rubbed on the skin to ease sore muscles and sprains

mollified

soothed; pacified; calmed down

ominously

in a threatening, menacing way

pugnacious

eager and ready to fight; aggressive; confrontational

rouged

colored red, as with lipstick

scourge

anything that inflicts discomfort or suffering; (any variety of insects or pests)

slough

to get ride of, wipe off yourself

bemused

preoccupied; deep in thought; confused or puzzled

derision

to make fun of that person. would be the sound of people making fun of, or laughing at, another

reprehensible

to reprimand or criticize that person. something that is deserving of criticism.

rheumatism

a painful condition involving the joints and muscles

run

an enclosure for animals in which they can exercise, feed, etc.

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