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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
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
imperceptible - unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish