VOCABULARY:“OF MICE AND MEN”
revere                                                    1George had always revered the strength of Lennie,especially sin...
contempt                                                             2Everyoneʼs contempt for Curley was obvious; hewas a ...
reprehensible                                                      3Lennieʼs action at the ranch was reprehensible, buthis...
belligerent                                                             4Lennie belligerently shook Curleyʼs wife by the h...
ominous                                                              5Curley bolted out of the room, and George lookedomin...
confide                                                           6Crooks shared information with Lennie that he would notd...
derogatory                                                       7John Steinbeck employs the “N” word not merely assomethi...
bewilder                                                                 8Bewilderedly, Lennie asked Crooks, “Why do yousl...
indignant                                                              9George was often indignant about the way othersdis...
despair                                                                 10There was always a hint of happiness and despair...
mollify                                                        11They were mollified temporarily by the calm of theriver, b...
earnest                                                   12Although the owning of a ranch had always been adream, there w...
scorn                                                                  13With scorn in his eyes, Curley swore that he woul...
monotonous                                                  14During the long hours working in the field, themonotony would...
deride                                                  15In spite of deriding Lennie for the mistakes he hadmade, George ...
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Vocabulary ofmiceandmen

  1. 1. VOCABULARY:“OF MICE AND MEN”
  2. 2. revere 1George had always revered the strength of Lennie,especially since he was small in stature.to  regard  with  deep  respect  (v.)
  3. 3. contempt 2Everyoneʼs contempt for Curley was obvious; hewas a good-for-nothinʼ liar.a  lack  of  respect,  o7en  with  intense  dislike  or  disgust  (n.)
  4. 4. reprehensible 3Lennieʼs action at the ranch was reprehensible, buthis ignorance should be taken into consideration.deserving  punishment  (adj.)
  5. 5. 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.)
  6. 6. ominous 5Curley bolted out of the room, and George lookedominously at Lennie.giving  the  impression  that  something  bad  is  going  to  happen  (adj.)
  7. 7. 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.)
  8. 8. 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.)
  9. 9. bewilder 8Bewilderedly, Lennie asked Crooks, “Why do yousleep out here all by yourself?”to  cause  to  become  perplexed  or  confused  (v.)
  10. 10. 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.)
  11. 11. 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.)
  12. 12. 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.)
  13. 13. earnest 12Although the owning of a ranch had always been adream, there was now an earnest belief that it mightactually happen.sincere  (adj.)
  14. 14. 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.)
  15. 15. monotonous 14During the long hours working in the field, themonotony would wear on them little by little.dull,  tedious,  and  repe<<ous  (adj.)
  16. 16. 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.)
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