Of Mice And Men Vocabulary Chapters 1-6 Flashcard Example #53185

bindle
A bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo
brusquely
Quickly; Abruptly, Somewhat rudely
heron
a long-necked wading bird with a long tapering bill, large wings, and soft plumage
imperiously
commandingly; arrogantly; dominantly
jack
money
juncture
a point of union; intersection, or connection
lumbered
moved ponderously, as though weighed down; slow and troubled
morosely
sullen and gloomy; brooding; sad
mottled
spotted; blotched with color
recumbent
leaning; resting
thrashin’ machine
a machine used for seperating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw
yammered
to whine or complain
apprehensive
anxious;nervous;fearful
archly
cleverly; mischeviously
barley
a cereal grass used in malt beverages, breakfest foods, and stock feeds
bridles
showed hostility or resentment
brittle
sharp; tense; lacking warmth
buck
a male human being; a man
buckers
those who move or load heavy objects
complacently
with self-satisfaction
contorted
twisted into a strange shape or expression
cultivator
a machine used to loosen the soil while crops are growing
derogatory
expressive of a low opinion; degrading; disrespectful
graybacks
lice
grizzled
streaked with gray; not clean-shaven
handy
clever in using the hands
liniment
a liquid or semi-liquid preparation applied to the skin as a pain reliever
mollified
soothed; appeased; assuged
mules
shoes or slippers without heel straps
ominously
warningly; threateningly
plaintively
in a woeful or sad tone
profound
all encompassing; complete
pugnacious
having a hostile, aggressive nature; combative
scourges
cause of widespread or great sickness
skeptically
uncertainly; doubtfully
skinner
a driver of draft animals
swamper
a general assistant; a handyman; a helper
tart
an escort
tick
a mattress consisting of its filling and its fabric case
trace chains
two chains, straps, or lines of harness used to attach an animal to something to be drawn such as a vehicle
wheeler
a draft animal (as a horse or mule) pulling in the position nearest the front wheels of a wagon
bemused
lost in thought
derision
an expression or ridicule or contempt
euchre
a card game in which each player is dealt five cards and the player making trump must take three tricks to win the hand
found
free food and lodging in addition to wages
goo-goo
used mostly in the phrase goo-goo eyes; used to mean those who are “love-struck” or romantic
hoosegow
jail
kewpie
a small chubby doll with a topknot of hair
receptive
open and responsive
reprehensible
deserving of criticism or reprimand; punishable
rheumatism
any of the various conditions characterized by swelling or pain in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissues
scuttled
ran playfully and nimbly; scurried
solemnly
seriously;gravely
welter (welterweight)
a boxer weighing between 135 and 147 pounds
wryly
cleverly, often with ironic or grim humor
aloof
reserved; emotionally detached
appraised
evaluated; judged
bindle stiffs
hoboes; homeless migratory workers
booby hatch
insane asylum
brutally
harshly; unfeelingly
contemptuously
despisingly; disrespectfully
crestfallen
dejected; disheartened
disarming
displaying no criticism or hostility; the lessening of fears or suspicions
fawning
humble; spiritless
floozy
a woman of loose morals
hame
one of two curved projections which are attached to a collar of a draft animal and to which the traces are fastened
indignation
anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy or mean
sullenness
gloominess; disagreeableness; sulkiness
consoled
comforted; alleviated the grief
earnestly
seriously; intently
sulkily
moodily; sullenly
writhed
turned, twisted, wrenched as if in pain or suffering
belligerently
assertively; with aggressive hostility
dutifully
with a sense of duty, obligation, or respect
scornfully
contemptuously; derisively; with angry rejection
scudded
moved swiftly as if driven forward
skittered
glided or skipped lightly or quickly along a surface
snooker
a variation of pool played with fifteen red balls and six balls of various colors

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