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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
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
mauve - pale purple
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
comprise - include; consist of
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation