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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
::: stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
::: thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
::: nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
::: avuncular - of or like an uncle
::: devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish