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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Goad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.] To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
    That temptation that doth goad us on.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite; instigate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
          "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
          prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]