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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
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
encircle - surround
aspirant - seeker after position or status
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
grotto - small cavern
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)