Of Mice and Men Vocabulary

mottlepage 1 have colored spots or blotches, spots or blotches on a surface”sycamoes with mottled,white,recumbent.”
bindlepage 3 a bundle of clothing or bedding carried by a hobo”george unslung his bindle and dropped it gently on the bank.”
morosepage 4 having a sullen, gloomy disposion”george stared morosely at the water.”
periscopepage 7 tubular optical instrument to permit observation from an indirect postion”a water snake slipped along the pool, its head held up like a little periscope.”
imperiouspage 9 commanding; dominant; domineering; intensely compelling; arrogant assurance”george’s hand remained outstretched imperiously.”
lamepage 37 marked by stiffness and soreness; weak”after a moment the ancent dog walked lamely in through the open door.”
grizzledpage 24 gray, grayish; becoming grayish”grunting softly to himself and licked his grizzled, moth-eaten coat.”
mollifiedpage 24 to sooth in temper or disposition; appease; to reducein intensity”damn right he dont” said george slightly mollified.”
pugnaciouspage 25 having a belligerent nature; combative”his glance was at once calculating and pugnacious.”
derisionpage 38 ridicule; scorn”then the sound of voices raised in approval or derision.”
rheumatismpage 44 various condition with inflammation or pain in the muscles, joints (arthritis)”he’s all stiff with rheumatism.”
euchrepage 48 a card game with five cards an trumps”anybody want to play a little euchre.”
subsidepage 58 to become quite or less; to settle down”he subsided, grumbling to himself.”
reverentpage 60 expressed with prfound awegeorge said reverently,” jesus christ! i bet we could swing her.”
bemusedpage 60 to cause to become lost in thought”they all sat still, all bemused by the beauty of the thing.”
aloofpage 67 reserved; removed in interested or feeling”crooks was a proud,allof man.”
contemptuouspage 78 expressing a lack of respect; hateful”awright,” she said contemtuously.”
complacentpage 34 self-satisfied; unconcerned”smiled complacentlyat the compliment.”
indignationpage 78 anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean”she was breathless with indignation.”
talonpage 84 a part of object shaped like or suggestive of a heel or claw; claw-like”and over a pile hung the four-taloned jackson fork.”
jeerpage 84 to make fun of rudely or unkindly”from outside came the clang of horseshoes on the playing peg and the shouts of men, playing, encouraging, jeering.”
mulespage 86 a kind of slipper without a heel strap”she wore her bright cotton dress and the mules with the red ostrich feathers.”
sullenpage 86 `dismal; gloomy”he looked sullenly up at her.”
consolepage 87 to alleviate the grief, sense of loss or trouble of”she consoled him.”
earnestpage 90 serious; important”no i ain’t,” lennie explained earnestly.”
contortpage 91 deform; to twist and turn from or as if from pain or struggling”lennie was in panic. his face was contorted.”
bewilderpage 91 confuse; to lose one’s bearings; to be puzzled”for a moment he seemed bewildered.”
writhepage 91 to move or twist and turn from or as if from pain or struggling”her feet battered on the hay and she writhed to be free.”
rougepage 93 to cause to redden from cosmetics for coloring the lips or cheeks red”now her rouged cheeks and her reddened lips made her seemalive and sleeping very lightly.”
hoverpage 93 to hang fluttering in the air; to remain susoended; to move to”a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment.”
snivelpage 95 to speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner”he snivrled, and his voice shook.”
ginghampage 100 a checkered cloth (cotton) fabric in a plain weave”she wore a huge gingham apron.”
Nick GerhardPeriod 3

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