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  • 1. Vocabulary - Of Mice and Men Section 5 1. pantomime: to express something by exaggerated miming; gesture without  speaking (v.) 2. pugnacious: eager to argue, or fight; quarrel (adj.) 3.  ominous: giving the impression that something bad is going to happen (adj.) 4. scowl:  to frown in an angry or bad‐tempered way (v.) 5. subdue: to bring under control; conquer; reduce the intensity of  something (v.) 6. reprehensible: deserving punishment (adj.) 7. bemuse: to puzzle, confuse, bewilder (v.)  8. contemptuously: in a manner showing contempt, disrespect, anger (adv.)  9. cres6allen: sad and disappointed (adj.) 10. belligerently: doing something in a hosDle or aggressive way (adv.)
  • 2. Section 5 pantomime 1 The policeman pantomimed for the pedestrian to stop. to express something by exaggerated  miming (v.)
  • 3. Section 5 pugnacious 2 George became extremely pugnacious once Curley came in the room, and spoke arrogantly to Lennie. eager to argue, or fight; quarrel (adj.)
  • 4. Section 5 ominous 3 Curley bolted out of the room, and George looked ominously at Lennie. giving the impression that something bad  is going to happen (adj.)
  • 5. Section 5 scowl 4 When Lennie found out Slim had drowned the puppies, he scowled at him. to frown in an angry or bad‐tempered  way (v.)
  • 6. Section 5 subdue 5 After the dog was shot, Carlsonʼs anger was subdued; Candyʼs anger was not. to bring under control; conquer; reduce  the intensity of something (v.)
  • 7. Section 5 reprehensible 6 Running the red light is a reprehensible action. deserving punishment (adj.)
  • 8. Section 5 bemuse 7 Lennie was bemused by Curleyʼs anger. Curleyʼs anger bemused Lennie. to puzzle, confuse, bewilder (v.)
  • 9. Section 5 contemptuously 8 She spoke of Lennie contemptuously; he had punched her husband. in a manner showing contempt,  disrespect, anger (adv.)
  • 10. Section 5 crestfallen 9 After finding out that Lennie had killed his pup, he was crestfallen. sad and disappointed (adj.)
  • 11. Section 5 belligerently 10 Lennie belligerently shook Curleyʼs wife by the hair, because she would not stop yelling. doing something in a hosDle or aggressive  way (adv.)
  • 12. Vocabulary - Of Mice and Men Section 7 1. morosely: in an ill‐tempered, upset, gloomy way (adv.) 2. cra7ily: planning in a clever, deceiEul way (adv.) 3. mollified: to be put at ease, calmed down (adj.) 4. douse: pour a liquid over; drench (v.) 5. nuisance: a person, thing, or circumstance that annoys you (n.) 6. subside: to become less intense or severe; to go down a level (v.) 7. aloof: not friendly; distant and uninterested (adj.) 8. scornful: feeling contempt or hatred toward someone (adj.) 9. woe: in a manner showing contempt, disrespect, anger (adv.) 10. quiver: to tremble or shake with a slight, rapid moDon (v.)
  • 13. Section 7 morosely 1 Last night, I typed up my essay morosely, dreaming instead about Facebook. in an ill‐tempered, upset, gloomy way (adv.) ill‐tempered, upset (adj.)
  • 14. Section 7 craftily 2 They craftily planned how they were going to steal the car. planning in a clever, deceiEul way (adv.)
  • 15. Section 7 mollified 3 After listening to my favorite song, I was mollified and far less angry. put at ease, calmed down (adj.) to put at ease or calm down (v.)
  • 16. Section 7 douse 4 Because I refused to wake up, my mom doused me with iced-cold water. pour a liquid over; drench (v.)
  • 17. Section 7 nuisance 5 In Georgeʼs opinion, Lennie was a nuisance. a person, thing, or circumstance that  annoys you (n.)
  • 18. Section 7 subside 6 Once the dog was shot, the smell subsided and Carlson was content. to become less intense or severe; to go  down a level (v.)
  • 19. Section 7 aloof 7 When my parents yell at me, I tend to be more aloof than normal. not friendly; distant and uninterested  (adj.)
  • 20. Section 7 scornful 8 Scornfully he yelled, “Get out of my classroom.” feeling contempt or hatred toward  someone (adj.)
  • 21. Section 7 woe 9 The death of my friend drenched me with woe. great sorrow or distress (n.)
  • 22. Section 7 quiver 10 Beside my yard, my neighbor quivered when the thief aimed the gun at her head. to tremble or shake with a slight, rapid  moDon (v.)