24 terms

Of Mice and Men vocab ch 5&6

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jeering
shouting or laughing at someone or something in a mocking or hurtful way
hurled
threw something with great force
sullenly
in a hostile, unsociable, or morose way
woe
grief or distress resulting from serious misfortune
consoled
provided comfort to someone who is distressed or saddened
contorted
greatly bent out of shape
writhed
twisted or squirmed, especially from feelings of pain
muffled
wrapped or padded with material in order to stifle sound
bewildered
completely confused or puzzled
pawed
struck at repeatedly; touched clumsily
cringed
pulled away in a frightened manner
sniveled
behaved in a whining or self-pitying way
lanced
pierced with a sharp instrument
scudded
moved swiftly and smoothly
disapprovingly
with negative judgment based upon personal standards
haunches
hip, buttocks, or upper thigh of an animal
retorted
responded in a witty, angry, or insulting manner
belligerently
in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner
woodenly
in an emotionless, unresponsive manner; like wood
monotonous
uninteresting or boring
craftily
in a clever or tricky way
triumph
an act or occasion of winning or being victorious
dutifully
in an obedient manner; without protest
jarred
shook something abruptly