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Of Mice and Men Chapters 1-3 Vocab

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anguished
feeling of great mental, emotional or physical pain.
bindle
a small bundle of items rolled up inside a blanket and carried over the shoulder or on the back
brusquely
bluntly; abruptly; rudely.
bucking
to throw large bags of grain on a truck. Barley is poured into large burlap bags (75 or more pounds) and passed brigade-style (in a line) to the trucks
junctures
where two things come together
mimicking
imitating
morosely
in a sad, gloomy manner
mottled
having a variety of hues or colors; variegated, like marble.
periscope
a device that, through a series of mirrors and prisms, allows one to view something not directly in the line of sight. above
recumbent
still and lying down; without movement.
threshers
used on farms to separate the grain or seed from the straw of plants
tramp
a person who travels about no food, usually doing odd jobs for a living
archly
playfully
bale
a large bundle of something that has been compressed and tied together. Grains such as hay, wheat, and barley are often made into bales after they're harvested
bridle
to throw one's head back in anger or pride; especially when one feels offended.
burlap
a coarse, inexpensive, woven fabric; often used for making grain sacks
derogatory
belittling and insulting.
disengage
set free; undo; unfasten
gingerly
in a careful, cautious way
liniment
a medicated liquid rubbed on the skin to ease sore muscles and sprains
mollified
soothed; pacified; calmed down
ominously
in a threatening, menacing way
pugnacious
eager and ready to fight; aggressive; confrontational
rouged
colored red, as with lipstick
scourge
anything that inflicts discomfort or suffering; (any variety of insects or pests)
slough
to get ride of, wipe off yourself
bemused
preoccupied; deep in thought; confused or puzzled
derision
to make fun of that person. would be the sound of people making fun of, or laughing at, another
reprehensible
to reprimand or criticize that person. something that is deserving of criticism.
rheumatism
a painful condition involving the joints and muscles
run
an enclosure for animals in which they can exercise, feed, etc.