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taunt
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to intentionally anger, challenge, or upset someone — especially by mocking them or hurling insults

or (as a noun): an insult or other action intended to anger, challenge, or upset someone
  • "You never do wrong, Tom," said Maggie, tauntingly.
    5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Cloven Tree (40% in)
  • Mr. Tulliver spoke his mind very strongly when he reached home that evening; and the effect was seen in the remarkable fact that Maggie never heard one reproach from her mother, or one taunt from Tom, about this foolish business of her running away to the gypsies.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (99% in)

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