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taunt
used in The House of the Seven Gables

2 uses
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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
  • His purpose was to taunt me, and excite my curiosity.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (75% in)
  • Goaded by their taunts, their loud, shrill cries, and cruel laughter,—insulted by the filth of the public ways, which they would fling upon him,—or, as it might well be, distracted by the mere strangeness of his situation, though nobody should afflict him with so much as a thoughtless word,—what wonder if Clifford were to break into some wild extravagance which was certain to be interpreted as lunacy?
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (64% in)

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