Word Study/Goad

Goad

1.  a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod.

2.  anything that pricks or wounds like such a stick.

3.  something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus. verb (used with object)

4.  to prick or drive with, or as if with, a goad; prod; incite.

GOADS. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved August 17, 2013, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/GOADS

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