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mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
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
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer