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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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