The Glass Menagerie

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discreet

showing prudence or circumspection

eloquent

well-spoken

gallant

brave, noble, chivalrous

gesticulate

to gesture

imperious

dominating in a haughty manner

incandescant

glowing

inducted

introduced into office

insolence

rudeness

jaunty

easy and sprightly

jonquils

Southern name for daffodils

Menagerie

collection of wild or unusual animals

monogrammed

stitched with initials

motley

assorted, mismatched, varied

paragon

a model of excellence

portieres

heavy curtain hung across a doorway

querulous

full of complaints

slacken

to loosen

solitary

alone

stumblejohn

a mild exclamation used to show anger

supercilious

disdainful or contemptuous

tenement

a run-down and overcrowded apartment house

turgid

inflated, overblown

veranda

balcony

victrola

a brand of phonograph

vivacity

liveliness