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rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation