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BHS 3B OMAM VocCh1-2

Of Mice and Men Chapter 1-2 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
ticking the fabric that covers a mattress
graybacks lice
swamper menial worker; all-purpose assistant liniment
stable buck stable is where horses are kept; buck is a derogatory word for a black man
cultivator a farm implement equipped with shovels, blades, etc used to break up soil and remove weeds
cesspool a cistern, well, or pit for retaining the sediment of a drain or for receiving the sewage from a house
lamely impaired or disabled through defect or injury
mollified to soften in feeling or temper; to pacify; to appease
pugnacious inclined to fight or box; combative
scraps/scrappy fond of fighting, arguing, or competing
ominous portending evil or harm; threatening; foreboding
slough to dispose of or get rid of
flounced to go with impatient, exaggerated movements
plaintively expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful
bridled to draw up the head and draw in the chin, as in disdain or resentment
apprehensive uneasy or fearful about something that might happen
skinner A person who drives draft animals, as mules or oxen
wheeler the horse/mule closest to the wheel responsible for turning the rig
complacently pleased, self-satisfied
mottled marked with spots or blotches of a different color or shade
recumbant lying down, reclining, or leaning
tramp 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
scowl 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, feelings, etc, 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, glory, etc,as if by marking or bounding with posts.
jack slang for money
yammered to whine or complain; to talk loudly or persistently
Created by: teachingrocks415