24 terms

Of Mice and Men Chp 3-4

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derision
mocking scorn; ridicule
lynch
to seize and punish someone believed to have committed a crime
concealing
putting or keeping someone or something out of sight; hiding
stride
a long step
gnawing
persistent and troubling
entranced
in a state of fascination or wonder
reprehensible
highly unacceptable; deserving criticism
bemused
caused somebody to be confused or puzzled
cowering
cringing or moving backward defensively in fear
regarded
thought carefully about someone or something; judged
wryly
in an amusing and ironic way
solemnly
in a humorless or formal manner
mauled
beat, battered, or tore at a person or animal
aloof
uninvolved with people or events; remote
meager
unsatisfactorily small; unsatisfying
liniment
a pain-relieving cream or ointment
fawning
attempting to please with flattery
disarming
charming; friendly or trusting
scornful
feeling or expressing great contempt for someone or something
brutally
in an unrelentingly harsh or cruel way
indignation
anger about an unfairness or wrongdoing
averted
turned away
appraised
looked over; made a judgment about
crestfallen
downcast, disappointed, or humiliated