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    • VOCABULARY:“OF MICE AND MEN”
    • revere 1George had always revered the strength of Lennie,especially since he was small in stature.to  regard  with  deep  respect  (v.)
    • contempt 2Everyoneʼs contempt for Curley was obvious; hewas a good-for-nothinʼ liar.a  lack  of  respect,  o7en  with  intense  dislike  or  disgust  (n.)
    • reprehensible 3Lennieʼs action at the ranch was reprehensible, buthis ignorance should be taken into consideration.deserving  punishment  (adj.)
    • belligerent 4Lennie belligerently shook Curleyʼs wife by the hair,because she would not stop yelling.doing  something  in  a  hos<le  or  aggressive  way  (adj.)
    • ominous 5Curley bolted out of the room, and George lookedominously at Lennie.giving  the  impression  that  something  bad  is  going  to  happen  (adj.)
    • confide 6Crooks shared information with Lennie that he would notdare tell another soul; he felt he could confide in him.to  tell  someone  a  private  ma?er  in  confiden<ality    (v.)
    • derogatory 7John Steinbeck employs the “N” word not merely assomething derogatory, but also to capture the trueculture of the 1930s.expressing  disrespect  or  cri<cism  (adj.)
    • bewilder 8Bewilderedly, Lennie asked Crooks, “Why do yousleep out here all by yourself?”to  cause  to  become  perplexed  or  confused  (v.)
    • indignant 9George was often indignant about the way othersdisrespected Lennie, and yet he was often guilty ofdoing the same.angry  or  annoyed  by  something  that  is  unjust  or  wrong  (adj.)
    • despair 10There was always a hint of happiness and despairwhen George told Lennie stories about them gettingtheir own ranch.the  complete  absence  or  loss  of  hope  (n.)
    • mollify 11They were mollified temporarily by the calm of theriver, but George knew they could not keep runningfrom ranch after ranch.to  put  at  ease  or  calm  down  (v.)
    • earnest 12Although the owning of a ranch had always been adream, there was now an earnest belief that it mightactually happen.sincere  (adj.)
    • scorn 13With scorn in his eyes, Curley swore that he wouldkill Lennie for what he had done to his wife.the  feeling  or  belief  that  someone  else  is  worthless  or  despicable;  contempt  (n.)
    • monotonous 14During the long hours working in the field, themonotony would wear on them little by little.dull,  tedious,  and  repe<<ous  (adj.)
    • deride 15In spite of deriding Lennie for the mistakes he hadmade, George also tried to console him--he was wellaware that Lennie didnʼt know any better.express  contempt  for;  ridicule  (v.)