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taunt
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

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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
  • Taunted and bullied, ridiculed and abused by other children.
    p. 240.6
  • His own parents were never known to him, and so he didn't miss them in particular, but on rainy days, or days when other children taunted him, or nights when he awoke from a bad dream and could use a hug and perhaps a story to lull him back to sleep — at times like these he didn't miss his parents, exactly, but he did wish for them.
    p. 53.5

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