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    1) Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Puzzle --

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    Vocabulary Word List:
    appraisal, apprehension, bemused, complacently, contemplate, deliberate, derision, imperiously, indignation, juncture, mollify, monotonous, pugnacious, recumbent, reprehensible, sullenly

    Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Puzzle --

    1)  In a satisfied way and without wanting changes (adverb)
    Root PLAC = please

    2)  Domineeringly in a haughty way; unpleasantly proud (adverb)
    Root IMPERI = command, empire

    3)  Flat, without tone; boring due to sameness (adjective)
    Root MONO = one, single

    4)  In a morose and gloomy way (adverb)
    Root SUL/SOL = alone, only

    5)  Determination of value; estimation of the quality or importance of (noun)
    Root PRETI/PRAI = price

    6)  To think deeply, thoughtfully and carefully; to consider thoroughly; to intend (verb)
    Root TEMPL = temple

    7)  Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive or insulting; anger cause by something wrong (noun)
    Root DIGN = worthy, merited

    8)  Showing a readiness or desire to fight or argue (adjective)
    Root PUGN = fight

    9)  Deserving very strong criticism or censure; reprimanding severely (adjective)
    Root PREHEN = take, grasp. seize

    10)  To make less angry: pacify; calm or soothe (verb)
    Root MOLL = soft

    11)  Laughter in scorn or contempt; a mocking (noun)
    Root RIS = laugh

    12)  Preoccupied; to cause to be confused and often a little amused (adjective)
    Root MUS = snout, ponder (O. French)

    13)  A place where two things come together; a point in a process (noun)
    Root JUNCT = join

    14)  Done or said in a way that is planned or intentional ; careful in deciding; on purpose (adjective)
    Root LIBER = balance, weigh

    15)  Lying down (adjective)
    Root CUMB = lie down, recline

    16)  Anxiety or fear esp. of future trouble; an arrest or seizure of someone (noun)
    Root PREHEN = take, grasp. seize

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