Thomas found the travel brochure tantalizing; he longed for a trip to England, but realistically knew he couldn’t afford such a journey. In talking with the travel agent, he found the idea of traveling even more tantalizing or exciting. The agent told him that the airfares were at a special and tantalizing low price, but Thomas realized, with frustration, that the trip was still beyond his reach.
Quiz: If you are tantalized by something, how might you feel?
- Frustrated, since you want it but probably can’t have it.
- Nervous, since you are being chased by something that could hurt you.
- Excited, since you are experiencing something new and different.