Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Flashcards

Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Flashcards
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Scoffed
To react in a disbelieving manner, often with ridicule and jest.
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Lumbered
To move in a heavy way, with a wide and crude step (e.g. picture the way that a bear walks)
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Mimicking
Copying the words or behaviors of something else
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Elaborate
Something that is carefully and masterfully done, often with astounding detail and purpose
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Emerged
To suddenly appear from somewhere hidden
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Recumbent
Lying in a flat or horizontal position
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Mottled
Something that is spotty or covered in splotchy colors
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Debris
Leftover pieces of something, such as fallen limbs and leaves from a tree, or loose bricks and boards from destroyed building
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Juncture
A point where two lines come together, such as the intersection of two streets, or a joint in a table
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Flashcard Content Overview

Although Of Mice and Men is a short novella, it is not lacking on descriptive, imaginative, and difficult vocabulary. This flashcard set will introduce you to some of the juicy words that John Steinbeck chose to tell his very special story. Learn the definitions for new words and quiz yourself on what you have learned.

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Studying with Flashcards

This is a very short sample of the wonderful language used in Of Mice and Men, but it is a great starter package for lovers of the English language. Once you have learned the definitions listed on the cards, try to come up with your own definitions for these words!

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Juncture
A point where two lines come together, such as the intersection of two streets, or a joint in a table
Debris
Leftover pieces of something, such as fallen limbs and leaves from a tree, or loose bricks and boards from destroyed building
Mottled
Something that is spotty or covered in splotchy colors
Recumbent
Lying in a flat or horizontal position
Emerged
To suddenly appear from somewhere hidden
Elaborate
Something that is carefully and masterfully done, often with astounding detail and purpose
Mimicking
Copying the words or behaviors of something else
Lumbered
To move in a heavy way, with a wide and crude step (e.g. picture the way that a bear walks)
Scoffed
To react in a disbelieving manner, often with ridicule and jest.
Aloof
To keep apart or separate
Brusquely
Reacting in a short and unfriendly way
Despair
Feeling as if there is no chance for happiness or a favorable outcome
Indignation
Feeling as if one is justified and 'in the right'
Pantomime
Acting out or mimicking something without using any words
Writhed
To squirm or turn around forcefully, often trying to get away from someone or out of a tight enclosure
Sniveled
To sniffle and cry, often in a whiny tone
Bemused
To happily ponder or dwell on something
Crestfallen
To be crestfallen means to appear visibly sad and despondent. It is often used to describe the moment when someone's hopes or happiness is destroyed.

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