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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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::: dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
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::: rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
::: enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
::: cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
::: edifice - building (of imposing size)
::: inverse - opposite
::: superimpose - place over something else