20 terms

Of Mice and Men Vocab Ch. 5-6

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hurled
v. threw with force or violence
consoled
v. comforted
contorted
adj./v. twisted out of shape
battered
adj./v. strike repeatedly
writhed
v. twist and turn (in pain)
muffled
adj./v. deadened sound
bewildered
adj./v. confused
cringed
v. to shrink back in fear
rouged
adj. reddened
sulkily
adv. sullen, glum
sniveled
v. to cry, to whine
singsong
adj. a monotonous rise and fall of the voice
periscope
n. tube with mirrors for seeing over/around an obstacle
scudded
v. to move swiftly
skittered
v. to move rapidly along a surface with light contacts
haunches
n. hips, rump, and upper thighs
belligerently
adv. warlike
scuttled
v. scampered
monotonous
adj. without emotion or change in pitch
jarred
adj./v. jolted or shocked