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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • On my part, I went to much trouble, sometimes, not to provoke her.
    p. 45.5
provoke = cause anger from
  • She had trusted Jem for years, but that night she invaded his privacy and provoked an outburst: "Can't anybody take a bath in this house without the whole family lookin'?"
    p. 156.6
provoked = caused (an angry reaction)
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