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tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
aversion - firm dislike
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
humid - damp; N. humidity
flowery - full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic