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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
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
comprehensive - broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
interstice - narrow space between things
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
avarice - greediness for wealth
gratuity - tip
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify