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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

::: sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: inevitable - unavoidable
::: bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
::: filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
::: choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: blandishment - flattery