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tantalize

  
  
baffle, balk, disappoint, entice, frustrate, keep (someone) hanging on, lead on, make (someone's) mouth water, provoke, taunt, tease, thwart, titillate, torment, torture  
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tantalize

  
  ( tantalizes    3rd person present)   ( tantalizing    present participle)   ( tantalized    past tense & past participle  )
in BRIT, also use tantalise      If someone or something tantalizes you, they make you feel hopeful and excited about getting what you want, usually before disappointing you by not letting you have what they appeared to offer.      verb  
...the dreams of democracy that have so tantalized them.      V n  
  tantalizing      adj  
A tantalising aroma of roast beef fills the air.     
  tantalizingly      adv   ADV adj, ADV with v, ADV with cl  
She went away disappointed after getting tantalisingly close to breaking the record...     

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