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::: etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
::: inamorata - woman whom a man loves
::: pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
::: vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
::: swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
::: bilk - swindle; cheat
::: salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features