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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
veer - change in direction; swerve
stupefy - stun; make numb (as with a drug); amaze
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
mammoth - gigantic; enormous
irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved