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goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
copious - plentiful
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?