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A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Raffish Charm

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The opening stage directions of A Streetcar Named Desire read

The exterior of a two-story corner building on a street in New Orleans which is named Elysian Fields and runs between the L & N tracks and the river. The section is poor but, unlike corresponding sections in other American cities, it has a raffish charm. The houses are mostly white frame, weathered gray, with rickety outside stairs and galleries and quaintly ornamented gables. This building contains two flats, upstairs and down. Faded white stairs ascend to the entrances of both...

In this context, raffish most nearly means

A

cultured.

B

sophisticated.

C

vulgar.

D

elegant.

E

unconventional.