Of Mice & Men

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junctures

an important point in a process

a point where things meet

joint

2

debris

unwanted things left lying about

strewn junk

3

lumbered

to walk slowly and clumsily

heavy stumbling

4

anguished

extreme sadness or emotional pain

disrought

5

brusquely

in a blunt rude manner

6

scoff

tone or action to show [disdain] dislike

to dis- another person

7

ominously

something bad is going to happen

foreboding

8

derogatory

lack of respect

condescending

9

decisive

to make choices confidently

single-minded decision

10

complacently

satisfied with things

accepting regardless of effect

11

concealing

to hide from sight

to keep secret

12

entranced

spellbound

facinated

13

reprehensible

very bad

deserving disdain

14

bemused

confused

puzzled

15

solemnly

serious

formal restrained behavior

16

meager

too small quanity

deficient in quality [poor quality]

17

scornful

not worthy of ANY respect

shows a lack of respect or approval

18

indignation

anger- caused by something unfair

percieved UNFAIRNESS results in seething anger

19

averted

turn your gaze away

to avoid something

20

appraised

value of something

give opinion on an issue

21

jeering

angry criticism

mock

ridicule

22

woe

grief beyond understanding

deep deep sadness

23

contorted

violently twisted

twisted back on itself-- overlapping

convoluted

24

bewildered

to completely confuse

mentally puzzled

25

sniveled

to weep or cry

run liquid from nose

26

disapprovingly

unfavorable opinion

27

haunches

point on body Hip or Hindquarter

28

belligerently

angry and aggressive

invites fighting

29

monotonous

lacking in variety

unchanging

30

dutifully

performing expected tasks

loyalty demonstrated