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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
::: ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
::: skulduggery - (skullduggery) dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
::: bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
::: outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
::: autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
::: disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
::: tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.