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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
antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.