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tan·ta·liz·ing

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  1. tantalizing, tantalisingadjective

    arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach

    "a tantalizing taste of success"

    Synonyms:
    tempting, tantalising

    Antonyms:
    uninviting

  2. tantalizing, tantalising, temptingadjective

    very pleasantly inviting

    "a tantalizing aroma"; "a tempting repast"

    Synonyms:
    tempting, alluring, tantalising, enticing, beguiling

    Antonyms:
    uninviting

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  1. SwRIsHunter:

    The dynamic interface of a complex core and seawater could potentially create energy sources that might support life, while we have not found evidence of the presence of microbial life in the ocean of Enceladus, the growing evidence for chemical disequilibrium offers a tantalizing hint that habitable conditions could exist beneath the moons icy crust.

  2. Toby Wilkinson:

    It's certainly tantalizing what Nicholas Reeves has suggested, if we look at what we know: we're pretty certain there is an undiscovered royal tomb of roughly the same period somewhere, because we have more kings than we have tombs, so logic suggests that there's still a tomb to be found.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perseption. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth, sharp and smart...often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and them deceitfully back-stabbing you when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that appearances can often be deceptive, and too good to be true - always! And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....

  4. Toby Wilkinson:

    We may get to the point within a few years of knowing whether there is a chamber behind (those walls), but I think it will be quite a while before we can peek inside any chamber that might be there, but it's very tantalizing and it would be nice to think that in a few years' time we might have the final answer.

  5. Sushil Atreya:

    We're beginning to see this tantalizing correlation between methane and oxygen for a good part of the Mars year, i think there's something to it. I just don't have the answers yet. Nobody does.


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