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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


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::: deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
::: kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
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::: prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
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::: superimpose - place over something else
::: espionage - spying
::: steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean