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Of Mice and Men Vocab #1

Of Mice and Men Vocab
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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