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uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
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
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
lethal - deadly
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience