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tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
trifling - trivial; unimportant
wanderlust - strong longing to travel
clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
lineage - descent; ancestry
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
doggerel - poor verse
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers