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Flashcards in A Streetcar Named Desire - Scene I Deck (17):
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attenuates

weaken in strength, force, or degree

2

auxiliary

secondary, additional, supplementary

3

dubiously

with doubt or uncertainty

4

heterogeneous

varied, diverse; mixed

5

implicit

suggested but not directly expressed, contained, embedded, inherent

6

fluency

ease, smoothness, eloquence

7

incongruous

not compatible; out of place

8

infatuated

obsessed, (short-lived) passionate

9

lyricism

an emotional or expressive quality

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radiant

bright; glowing

11

raffish

having a carefree and unconventional style, slightly disputable but attractive (e.g.his raffish hair)

12

redolences

fragrances

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reproach

to scold (disappointed/disapproval) or criticise

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spasmodic

fitful; occurring in a sudden (irregular) burst

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unrefined

crude, unsophisticated, not processes, not elegant or cultured

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valise

a suitcase

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vivacity

liveliness, cheerfulness