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projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
default - failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
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
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention