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Definitions + Context from "Of Mice and Men" Essay

  • Submitted by: XXPROorValencia
  • on March 24, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 284 words

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BEMUSED = Bewildered or confused; lost in thought; preoccupied. (Adjective)
“They all sat still, all bemused by the beauty of the thing, each mind was popped into the future when this lovely thing should come about.” - P.g 57

BLEATED = To utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry. (Verb)
“Lennie covered his face with his huge paws and bleated with terror. He cried, "Make 'um stop, George." Then Curley attacked his stomach and cut off his wind.” - P.g 60

COWERING = To crouch, as in fear or shame. (Verb)
“Suddenly Lennie let go his hold. He crouched cowering against the wall. "You tol' me to, George," he said miserably.” - P.g 60

DERISION = Ridicule; mockery. (Noun)
“Through the open door came the thuds and occasional clangs of a horseshoe game, and now and then the sound of voices raised in approval or derision.” - P.g 36

REPREHENSIBLE = Open to criticism or rebuke; blameworthy. (Adjective)
“When Candy spoke they both jumped as though they had been caught doing something reprehensible. Candy said, "You know where's a place like that?” - P.g 55

RHEUMATISM = Any disorder of the extremities or back, characterized by pain and stiffness. (Noun)
“‘He's all stiff with rheumatism. He ain't no good to you, Candy. An' he ain't no good to himself. Why'n't you shoot him, Candy?’” - P.g 42

SUBSIDED = To become quiet, less active, or less violent; abate. (Verb)
“"You jus' let 'em try to get the rabbits. I'll break their God damn necks. I'll... I'll smash 'em with a stick." He subsided, grumbling to himself, threatening the future cats which might dare to disturb the future rabbits.” - P.g 55

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