Of Mice and Men Ch. 2 Vocabulary

bunkhouse a building for the sleeping quarters of ranch workers
whitewashed a composition, as of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for whitening walls, woodwork, etc.
latch spring-loaded door lock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
burlap ticking cloth case for a mattress made from a coarse, inexpensive, woven fabric
occupant someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
talcum powder a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented
vial a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
cast-iron molten iron poured into a mould to make a product
rushing stars falling stars, shooting stars
stoop-shouldered hunched
scourge a person who inspires fear or dread
splotch an irregularly shaped spot
bristly stiff and prickly
liniment a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
hearty healthy; strong
to relish to enjoy greatly
stocky heavy and compact in form or stature
Stetson hat a broad-brimmed, high crowned felt hat of beaver and rabbit skins
cultivator a farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture)
bale a large bundle bound for storage or transport
cesspool underground reservoir for waste
viciously likely to do evil
muzzle a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal’s snout (especially a dog’s nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting
nosey curious
to mollify to calm; soothe
pugnacious ready and able to resort to force or violence
to squirm to move uncomfortably, nervously
levelly calmly
ominously In a way that threatens danger
vaseline a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly
derogatory insulting or intended to insult
plaintively expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournfully
to contort 1. (transitive) To twist in a violent manner; as, features contorted with fury.2. (intransitive) To twist into or as if into a strained shape or expression.
brittle easily broken when subjected to pressure
apprehensive in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
complacently in a self-satisfied way
to douse to plunge into water, throw liquid on

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