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OMM vocab

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fawning
to show affection —used especially of a dog
pugnacious
having a quarrelsome or combative nature : truculent
recumbent
suggestive of repose : leaning, resting, lying down
writhe
to twist into coils or folds
mottle
a colored spot, a surface having colored spots or blotches
mollify
to soothe in temper or disposition : appease
scoff
an expression of scorn, derision, or contempt
slough
a place if deep mud ir mire
pantomime
1. -an ancient Roman dramatic performance featuring a solo dancer and a narrative chorus
-any of various dramatic or dancing performances in which a story is told by expressive bodily or facial movements of the performers
2. -conveyance of a story by bodily or facial movements especially in drama or dance
drone
to speak in a monotonous tone
aloof
at a distance
writhe
a: to twist into coils or folds
b: to twist so as to distort : wrench
c: to twist (the body or a bodily part) in pain
cower
to shrink away or crouch especially for shelter from something that menaces, domineers, or dismays
brusquely
1: markedly short and abrupt
2: blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness
stilted
a: pompous, lofty
b: formal, stiff