Streetcar Named Desire Vocab.

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raffish

mildly disreputable

attenuates

to weaken

incongruous

out of keeping or place

vivacity

liveliness, animation

hypocritical

pretending to have values, virtues, beliefs that one does not have

heterogeneous

having its origin or source outside the organism

overwrought

extremely or excessively excited or agitated

implicit

implied rather than expressly stated

perpetual

continuing forever, everlasting

perpetrated

to commit

preen

to dress, primp

judicial

pertaining to court of laws or justice

antiquity

the quality of being ancient

improvident

lacking foresight, incautious, unwary

portieres

a curtain that is hung in a doorway

kibitz

to offer advice

indolently

slothful

feigned

pretended; assumed

Huguenots

a french protestant

maternity

motherhood

narcotized

to make dull, stupefy

powder keg

a small, metal, barrellike container for gunpowder or blasting powder

remotely

far in distance; distance in relationship

take for granted

to take advantage of something or someone

bestial

without reason

affected

acted upon; influenced

dynamic

forceful, energetic, active

morbid

gruesome, extreme

coquettishly

flirtatious, teasing

stolid

unemotional

night-cap

an alcoholic or hot drink taken before going to bed

joie de vivre

exuberant enjoyment of life

bohemian

a native of bohemia

insufferably

intolerable, unbearable

saccharine

sweet, sugary

squeamishness

easily shocked by anything immodest; prudish

degenerate

to fall below normal level in physical, mental, or moral qualities

reproachfully

shamefully

hoity-toity

haughty, giddy

malarkey

speech designed to impress or mislead

recriminations

countercharging

legacies

anything handed down from the past

paddy wagon

patrol wagon

spectral

pertaining to a spectrum

red-letter

memorable, important, happy

destitute

lacking, deprived of

lurid

gruesome, horrible

aura

a distinctive quality in a person

colloquy

a conversational exchange, dialogue

reverberated

reecho, resound

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