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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
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
drudge - do drudgery; N: person who drudges
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
insurrection - rebellion; uprising
fancied - imagined; unreal
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child