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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

::: provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
::: seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
::: dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
::: sprightly - lively
::: salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
::: implacable - incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy
::: idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
::: turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
::: humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
::: slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original