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Of Mice and Men Chapter 3 Vocabulary

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Alexis Karol

on 21 April 2013

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Transcript of Of Mice and Men Chapter 3 Vocabulary

Chapter 3 Vocabulary Of Mice and Men found solemnly free food and lodging in addition to wages a card game in which each player is dealt five cards and the player making trump must take three tricks to win the hand euchre jail hoosegow (slang) lost in thought bemused seriously; gravely scuttled ran playfully and nimbly; scurried "Lennie fairly scuttled out of the room" (Steinbeck 43) "I ain't so bright neither, or I wouldn't be buckin' barley for my fifty and found" (Steinbeck 39). derision an expression of ridicule or contempt "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" (Steinbeck 38). receptive open and responsive "Slim neither encouraged nor discouraged him. He just sat back quiet and receptive" (Steinbeck 39). rheumatism any of various conditions characterized by inflammation or pain in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissues "He's all stiff with rheumatism. He ain't no good to you Candy" (Steinbeck 44) "Anybody like to play a little euchre?" (Steinbeck 48) kewpie a small chubby doll with a topknot of hair "I've knew people that if they got a rag rug on the floor an' a kewpie doll lamp on the phonograph they think they're runnin' a parlor house" (Steinbeck 52) goo-goos (slang) used chiefly in the phrase "goo-goo eyes"; used here to mean those who are "love-struck" or romantics "Suzy's place is clean and she got nice chairs. Don't let no goo-goos in either" (Steinbeck 53). "These here jail baits is just set on the trigger of the hoosegow" (Steinbeck 56). reprehensible deserving of criticism or censure "When Candy spoke they both jumped as though they had been caught doing something reprehensible" (58-59) "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" (Steinbeck 60). welter (welterweight) a boxer weighing more than 135 pounds but not more than 147 pounds "I don't care if you're the best welter in the country. You come for me, an' I'll kick your God damn head off" (Steinbeck 62) wryly cleverly, often with ironic or grim humor "Slim smiled wryly" (Steinbeck 64). "Candy nodded solemnly" (Steinbeck 65)
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