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Of Mice and Men

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Word Choice: Plaintively

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Lennie's eyes were frightened. "I don't want no trouble," he said plaintively. "Don't let him sock me, George."

What is the BEST synonym for the word "plaintively" in the excerpt above?

A

Quietly

B

Mournfully

C

Pitifully

D

Defensively

E

Angrily