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36 terms

Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Review WMS

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bindle
a sack or pack of belongings; knapsack; bundle
lumbered
walked heavily and clumsily; stumbling
yammered
complained; whined
juncture
a crossroads or intersection
imperiously
overbearingly; controllingly; like a dictator
morosely
sadly
barley
a type of grain
skeptically
cautiously; doubtful
apprehensive
worried; hesitant
swamper
handiman
contorted
twisted out of shape
derogatory
offensive, negative and disrespectful
receptive
approachable;open; welcoming
derision
disrespect; contempt; dislike; ridicule
scuttled
scurried; walking in fast short steps; scamper
reprehensible
deserving blame or punishment; guilty
cowering
to crouch, as in fear or shame; trembling
bemused
confused; bewildered
aloof
distant; removed
crestfallen
depressed
appraised
judged
brutally
with great force
disarming
charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust;
bewildered
confused; bemused
consoled
comforted; assured
earnestly
honestly; seriously
hovered
stayed in or near one place; lingered
wisps
small strands or pieces
writhed
turned, twisted, wrenched as if in pain or suffering; struggled; wiggled
belligerently
in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner
dutifully
in an obedient manner; without protest; respectfully
gingham
a cotton cloth with a checkered pattern
monotonous
sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; flat; without expression
scornfully
expressing something in a way that shows dislike or disrespect; hateful; contemptuously
sullenly
sadly; in a depressing and gloomy way; morosely