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Word: tantalize

Definition: tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure


More Vocab Words

::: discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
::: compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
::: enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
::: hovel - shack; small wretched house
::: prong - pointed projecting part
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
::: cleft - N: split
::: droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
::: unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand