A Streetcar Named Desire

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Elysian Fields

heaven in Greek mythology

Belle Reve

beautiful dream

preen

to primp, to groom oneself with care

abscond

to run away and hide

antiquity

ancient times, the quality of being ancient

endow

to equip, to supply, to provide

peruse

to study, to read carefully

frazzled

worn out, fatigued

indolent

slow moving, lazy

feign

to fake, to deceive

vulgar

common, lower class

gallantry

respect and courtesy toward women

lunacy

insanity

pinion

to restrain, to bind the arms

dissonant

not melodious, grating

sanctuary

a shelter, a refuge

reproach

to rebuke, to criticize

implicit

implied or understood although not expressed

gaudy

flashy, showy, brightly colored

ominous

threatening

bestial

savage, brutal, like a beast

stolid

unemotional, unresponsive

coquettish

flirty

demure

modest, shy, coy

joie de vivre

joy of living

lurid

gruesome, sensational, causing shock or horror

uncouth

crude, uncultured

sullen

grumpy, resentful

beau

boyfriend, suitor

callous

hardened, emotionally insensitive

grotesque

distorted, ugly, unnatural

sotto voce

in a low voice, under your breath

inert

sluggish, inactive

destitute

poor, having no means of support, homeless

vivacious

full of life

amiable

friendly

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