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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
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
vicar - parish priest; representative
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue