In an effort to not appear lily-livered, George lifted the half-dead skunk with his bare hands and held it aloft. The younger girls squealed with horror and backed away while some of the more daring boys came so close as if to touch it. Things were going better than George had planned, until one stupid kid poked the skunk’s face with a stick and it stirred. And that was the moment George realized that just because someone bet you, it wasn’t a good enough reason to do something you already knew was stupid.
1. Weak or lacking in courage; cowardly; pusillanimous.