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provocation
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age and a rowdy little girl, who gave way upon the slightest provocation to uncontrollable laughter.
    p. 47.2

There are no more uses of "provocation" in The Great Gatsby.

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