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skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
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
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''