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provocations

noun
plural of provocation

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1 something that arouses a strong response from another
  • a patient man who gets angry only from the greatest of provocations

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2 something that arouses action or activity
  • ready to retaliate at the slightest provocation

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“Provocations.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/provocations. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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