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22 terms

The Glass Menagerie Sc 1-3

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conglomeration
mass of material sticking together
implacable
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
tenement
rundown apartment buildings
convention
a characteristic of a literary genre (often unrealistic) that is understood and accepted by audiences because it has come, through usage and time, to be recognized as a familiar technique
illusion
misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief
quaint
odd or old-fashioned in a pleasing way
slight
small in amount or degree: "I was not _____ed in either respect [face or figure]",
elegiac
expressing sorrow often for something past
beaux
boyfriends or male admirers
flounce
to move in a lively or bouncy manner
ascent
a movement upward; climb
spellbound
entranced, enchanted, fascinated
cloche
a woman's close-fitting helmet-like hat
martyred
(adj.) to look like one who has endured great suffering
deception
trick or lie; an attempt to make someone believe something that is not true
inaudibly
faintly, very quietly
spinster
an elderly unmarried woman
patronage
the act of providing approval and support
vivacity
liveliness; animation; sprightliness
serial
a story given one part at a time
sublimate
refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities
insolence
disrespectful, insulting behavior