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19 terms

Of Mice and Men Vocab

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bemused
deeply absorbed in thought
douse
wet thoroughly
snivel
cry or whine with snuffling
contorted
twisted
derogatory
expressive of low opinion
fawning
attempting to win favor by flattery
pugnacious
tough and callous by virtue of experience
crestfallen
brought low in spirit
recumbent
lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
brusquely
in a blunt direct manner
mottled
having spots or patches of color
gingerly
with extreme care or delicacy
vial
a small bottle that contains a drug
meager
deficient in amount or quality or extent
slough
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
complacently
in a self-satisfied manner
cringe
draw back; as with fear or pain
brittle
lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
pantomime
a performance using gestures and body movements without words