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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