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23 terms

Vocab list A

Of Mice and Men
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anguish
agonizing physical or mental pain
bemuse
to absorb or preoccupy
bridle
to express pride, vanity, or resentment by throwing ones head up (as a horse does when reigned in)
complacent
eager to please
derogatory
insulting
complacent 2
passive, uninvolved or unconcerned
flounce
to move with exaggerated motions
gingerly
very carefully or cautiously
imperious
domineering and overbearing, often arrogantly
mollify
to soothe or appease
morose
sad, gloomy
mottled
marked with spots of different shades and colors
ominous
serving as a sign of something coming in the future, especially something bad
pantomime
communicating without words using gestures and facial expressions
plaintive
sorrowful or mournful
pugnacious
combative in nature, always looking for a fight
recumbent
in a lying down, reclining position
reprehensible
ethically wrong- deserving or worthy of judgement
solemn
serious, in a ceremonial or deeply earnest way
subdue
to calm and bring under control
trace
one of two side straps or chains connecting a draft animal to a vehicle
welter
confusion and turmoil
wry
dryly humorous often through the use of irony and sarcasm