Of Mice and Men – Vocabulary and Slang

Work up a stake make money to claim land
Blow their stake lose and/or spend all their money
Pulp Magazine inexpensive fiction magazines; a sensational magazine;
Pants just crawling with ants Curley is restless and nervous
Looloo an attractive woman
Roll your hoop a popular amusement of children in the past was running while rolling a large metal hoop with a stick. Telling Curley’s wife to “roll your hoop,” is Candy’s way of calling her young and immature
Bindle Blanket rolled with one’s belongings
live off the fatta the lan’ living off what the land has to offer. Refers to the best of everything.
Derision (n) Ridicule; mockery
Gravity (n) Seriousness
Reverently (adv) marked by profound awe and respect
Liniment (n) a medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin
Morosely (adv) with sullen or gloomy disposition
Pugnacious (adj) ready to fight
Mollified (v) soothed
Indignation (n) anger aroused by something unjust, mean or unworthy

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