Something that incites; a stimulus.
The underlying condition prompting an action; a cause:
Something that encourages
A pointed object used to prod:
A projection from a bone, as on the heel of the foot.
Desire or enthusiasm to accomplish or achieve something
A motif in art, literature, or music.
Something that has an impact or an effect on an organism so that its behavior is modified in a detectable way.
(Chemistry) A substance, usually used in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and increases the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process.
Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation
A tempting or being tempted
(Archaic) A stop for rest or food during a journey
The act of considering; careful thought or attention; deliberation
A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control.
The fundamental reasons for something; the basis:
Any driving impulse; spur
(--- Brit.) A call issued to party members in a lawmaking body to be in attendance to vote on a certain issue
An impulse to do a certain thing; impelling influence or force, esp. an inner drive
A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
A determining factor believed by some to affect individual tendencies and characteristics understood to be caused by the positions of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth.
Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
A swindler, esp. a shill
A strong belief; conviction
Something, such as a sudden creative act or idea, that is inspired:
A plea, sermon, etc. that exhorts
A reward offered for desired behavior; an inducement:
A feature or characteristic that attracts.
Anything that stimulates or livens up; piquant element
The act or an instance of inciting; stimulation.
A vital, animating, or activating factor:
An agent, especially a drug, that causes increased activity, especially of the nervous or cardiovascular systems. Caffeine is a commonly used stimulant.
(Informal) Aggressiveness; enterprise; drive
Anything given or provided for free in addition to what is usual, agreed to, or legally due.
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