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40 terms

CCA Of Mice and Men Vocab

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Anguished
experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
Brusquely
in a blunt direct manner
Contemplated
to consider carefully
Junctures
where two things come together
Mimicking
imitating
Mottled
having spots or patches of color
Recumbent
(adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting
Archly
cleverly; mischievously
Bridled
to pull one's head back in anger or pride
Grizzled
having dark hairs mixed with gray or white
Complacently
in a self-satisfied manner
Mollified
soothed; calmed
Pugnacious
ready and able to resort to force or violence
Scourge
a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
Bemused
perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
Bleated
A cry usually associated with a goat,sheep,or calf.
Cowering
cringing in fear
Derision
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
Receptive
open to arguments, ideas, or change
Reprehensible
deserving blame or punishment
Entranced
fascinated
Aloof
reserved, distant
Appraised
evaluated; judged
Ego
your consciousness of your own identity
Champing
chewing noisily, chewing noisily
Intensity
high level or degree
Mauled
beat, battered, or tore at a person or animal
Meager
lacking in quantity or quality
Craftily
in a clever or tricky way
Jeering
mocking; taunting
Consoled
comforted
Sluggishly
in a slow moving way
Hovered
lingered
Writhed
turned, twisted, wrenched as if in pain or suffering
Haunches
The hip, buttock, and upper thigh in animals and humans
Sullenly
gloomily, somber
Jarred
shaken or jolted
Gust
a strong current of air
Skittered
moved lightly and quickly
Rustled
to make a gentle sound such as that of a light wind through trees.