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27 terms

Of Mice and Men Vocab

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lumbered
to move heavily or clumsily
juncture
the point at which two things are joined
mottled
having spots or patches of color
recumbent
lying down
imperiously
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
morosely
sullenly; gloomily
scourges
pests
liniment
a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
plaintively
expressive of suffering
mollified
to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease
pugnacious
ready and able to resort to force or violence
ominously
in a threatening way
brittle
lacking warmth and generosity of spirit
archly
adv. deliberately or affectedly playful and teasing
complacently
in a self-satisfied manner
derision
ridicule, mockery
reprehensible
deserving blame or punishment
bemused
deeply absorbed in thought
wryly
cleverly, often with ironic or grim humor
fawning
attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
contemptuously
without respect
indignation
a feeling of righteous anger
crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
earnestly
with great sincerity or seriousness
writhed
twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
belligerently
in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner
dutifully
with a sense of duty, obligation, or respect