Source: Two Summers, Aimee Friedman-page 68
Context: The shades in my room are drawn tight. My head aches and my cheeks have that Taut, stiff quality they get after I’ve been crying for a while.
In their words: adjective, taut·er, taut·est.
tightly drawn; tense; not slack.
emotionally or mentally strained or tense:taut nerves.
in good order or condition; tidy; neat.
In my words: When you’re face feels tight or stretched