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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
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
repository - storehouse
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
consonance - harmony; agreement
vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance