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Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. A Survival Guide to Vocabulary. Bindle. Noun A blanket carried over the shoulder that carries small items The homeless man carried all his possessions in his bindle. . Bunk House. Noun A building that provides sleeping quarters for workers on a ranch or farm

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steinbeck s of mice and men

Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

A Survival Guide to Vocabulary

bindle
Bindle
  • Noun
  • A blanket carried over the shoulder that carries small items
  • The homeless man carried all his possessions in his bindle.
bunk house
Bunk House
  • Noun
  • A building that provides sleeping quarters for workers on a ranch or farm
  • During the Great Depression, it was not unusual to see twenty people sleeping in a bunk house to stay warm.
mollified
Mollified
  • Adjective, verb
  • Smothered; pacified
  • The mother mollified her screaming child by feeding him.
  • The mollified baby slept happily.
ejector
Ejector
  • Noun
  • The mechanism of a gun that throws the empty cartridge of a fired bullet.
  • The ejector had so much power that it threw the empty cartridge ten feet into the air!
gingham
Gingham
  • Noun
  • A cotton cloth, usually woven in stripes or checks
  • Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz wore a blue and white gingham dress.
wrest
Wrest
  • Verb
  • To twist and/or jerk
  • My uncle was forced to wrest the knife from the child before he hurt himself.
rheumatism
Rheumatism
  • Noun
  • A painful condition involving the joints and muscles in the body
  • The house’s boards were so twisted and warped it looked as though they suffered from rheumatism.
lance d s ing
Lance (-d), (-s), (-ing)
  • Verb; noun
  • Pierced with a sharp instrument; a sharp instrument
  • The doctor lanced the wound to stop it from infecting the rest of the girl’s leg.
belligerent ly
Belligerent (-ly)
  • Verb; adverb
  • In a hostile, violent manner
  • The drunken man became extremely belligerent after he was asked to leave the birthday party.
lumber s ed ing
Lumber (-s), (-ed), (-ing)
  • Verb
  • To move clumsily or heavily
  • My dog’s lumbering legs prevented him from running quickly.
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