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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
::: drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
::: coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
::: filing - particle removed by a file
::: caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air