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Multiple Meanings
taunt

She used Twitter to taunt the opposing candidate.
to intentionally anger, challenge, or upset someone — especially by mocking them or hurling insults

or (as a noun): an insult or other remark intended to anger, challenge, or upset someone

More rarely, taunt can be used as a noun to refer to something said or done to mock, criticize, and/or tease.
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