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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
::: unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
::: allure - entice; attract; tempt
::: adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
::: nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader