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provocative

adjective

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serving or likely to arouse a strong reaction
  • a provocative editorial that sparked a heated discussion

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The first known use of provocative was in the 15th century

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“Provocative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/provocative. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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