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  Definition of Tantalus
  1. (Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus; condemned in Hades to stand in water that receded when he tried to drink and beneath fruit that receded when he reached for it
Derivational Morphology: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride

 

 
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