Source:Beautiful Redemption Kami Garcia page 78
context: Her death-defying all-powerful wooden spoon of justice.
In their words:
[ verb dih-fahy; noun dih-fahy, dee-fahy ]
verb (used with object), de·fied, de·fy·ing.
to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly:to defy parental authority.
to offer effective resistance to:a fort that defies attack.
to challenge (a person) to do something deemed impossible:They defied him to dive off the bridge.
Archaic . to challenge to a combat or contest.
a challenge; a defiance.