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Of Mice and Men Chapter One Vocabulary

mottled marked with spots or blotches of a different color or shade
recumbant lying down, reclining, or leaning
tramps a person who travels on foot from place to place, especially a vagabond living on occasional jobs or gifts of money or food
bindle a bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo
morosely gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood
timidly lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; shy
scowled to draw down or contract the brows in a sullen, displeased, or angry manner; to have a gloomy or threatening look
despair loss of hope; hopelessness
resignedly to give up a position; to submit or yield
droned to make a dull, continued, low, monotonous sound; to speak in a monotonous tone
periscope an instrument that has angled mirrors or prisms and allows objects not in the direct line of sight to be seen, often used on submarines and in military reconnaissance
elaborate marked by intricate and often excessive detail; worked out with great care
pantomime the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, or feelings by gestures without speech
imperiously domineering in a haughty manner; overbearing; imperative
dejectedly to depress the spirits of; downcast
scoffed to speak mockingly; to jeer
cat house a brothel; whorehouse
irrigation ditch a ditch into which the artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops drains afterward
anguished excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
stake to possess, claim, or reserve a share of land, profit, or glory as if by marking or bordering with posts
jack slang for money
yammered to whine or complain; to talk loudly or persistently
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