Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire

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  1. delude
    be dishonest with
    Deluded.
  2. huddle
    a disorganized and densely packed crowd
    Then with a soft cry huddles in his embrace.
  3. quicksand
    a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down
    He was in the quicksands and clutching at me -- but I wasn't holding him out, I was slipping in with him!
  4. effeminate
    having unsuitable feminine qualities
    There was something different about the boy, a nervousness, a softness and tenderness which wasn't like a man's, although he wasn't the least bit effeminate looking -- still -- that thing was there ...
  5. recede
    pull back or move away or backward
    As the noise recedes she straightens slowly and continues speaking.]
  6. sob
    weep convulsively
    She makes a sobbing effort to speak but the words won't come.
  7. settle
    become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
    She worries because I'm not settled.
  8. Moon
    the natural satellite of the Earth
    Yes, the three of us drove out to Moon Lake Casino, very drunk and laughing all the way.
  9. sway
    move back and forth
    [She sways and covers her face] It was because -- on the dance floor -- unable to stop myself -- I'd suddenly said -- "I saw!
  10. resume
    take up or begin anew
    Then, the polka resumes in a major key] I ran out -- all did! -- all ran and gathered about the terrible thing at the edge of the lake!
  11. empty
    holding or containing nothing
    By coming suddenly into a room that I thought was empty -- which wasn't empty, but had two people in it ... the boy I had married and an older man who had been his friend for years ...
  12. settled
    established in a desired position or place; not moving about
    She worries because I'm not settled.
  13. clutch
    take hold of; grab
    He was in the quicksands and clutching at me -- but I wasn't holding him out, I was slipping in with him!
  14. embrace
    squeeze tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    Then with a soft cry huddles in his embrace.
  15. glare
    be sharply reflected
    The headlight of the locomotive glares into the room as it thunders past.

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