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provocation
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • It little mattered whether my curiosity irritated him; I knew the pleasure of vexing and soothing him by turns; it was one I chiefly delighted in, and a sure instinct always prevented me from going too far; beyond the verge of provocation I never ventured; on the extreme brink I liked well to try my skill.
    Chapter 16 (53% in)

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