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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
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
amorous - moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances