used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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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
- Nat's eyes deliberately taunted her.
- "Jump in, why don't you?" he taunted.
There are no more uses of "taunt" in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.