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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
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
irreproachable - beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
hovel - shack; small wretched house
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
enormity - hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.