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instigation

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1 something that arouses a strong response from another
  • without instigation of any kind, the man suddenly threw a punch

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2 something that arouses action or activity
  • the promise of windfall profits was all the instigation they needed to invest in the scheme

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“Instigation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/instigation. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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