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Adjective: tantalising  'tan-tu,lI-zing
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: tantalizing)
  1. Arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach
    "a tantalising taste of success";
    - tantalizing
  2. Very pleasantly inviting
    "a tantalising aroma";
    - tantalizing, tempting
Verb: tantalise  'tan-tu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: tantalize)
  1. Excite or tease by presenting or offering something desirable, esp. when it is unobtainable
    "he also was tantalised by glimpses of the real world of espionage";
    - tantalize

See also: inviting