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::: larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: progeny - children; offspring; descendants
::: murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
::: hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
::: florescence - condition or period of flowering
::: pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
::: engaging - charming; attractive
::: predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation