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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
::: frolicsome - prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
::: devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
::: holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
::: conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
::: augment - increase; add to
::: enervate - weaken; take away energy from
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged