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GRE Word List

SCAPEGOAT

someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat

The meaning of the word scapegoat is someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat.

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festerrankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
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