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List #3

Of Mice and Men
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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