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50 terms

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