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goad
1. provoke or annoy someone to get a reaction 2. drive cattle with a stick
anarchist
n. one who believes in lawless society
fecund
fertile 1. able to produce a lot of offspring 2. producing many new ideas
trajectory
path through the air, a course
actuate
set in motion
diatribe
angry speech or piece of writing severely criticizing something or someone; tirade; harangue
antagonism
n. state of hostility
espy
to (suddenly) see from afar, catch sight of; descry
effulgent
adj. shining brightly
excavate
v. dig out
anachronism
thing or behavior that is out of its time
embezzle
v. steal money entrusted to you
accretion
(gradual) growth by accumulating layers or matter
enfranchise
v. allow to vote
clairvoyant
person claiming to be able to see the future
retaliate
v. repay evil with a similar evil, to pay back in kind
euphemism
n. polite substitute for an unacceptable statement
transmute
change, transform (especially in alchemy, sth into sth more valuable)
prolific
adj. producing in large quantities or with great frequency
undermine
v. subvert in an underhand way
sinecure
n. job with few responsibilities
infamous
adj. ill-famed, notorious, disreputable
effervescent
adj. bubbly, lively
duress
threats used to force a person to do sth
extrude
(form by) pushing through (esp. a shaped hole, small opening)
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