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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

::: canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
::: erudite - (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition
::: sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
::: averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
::: cache - hiding place; V.
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop