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provocation
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • Monkeys are unreasonable animals; they delight in developing tuberculosis on no provocation whatever; in captivity they have a liking for epidemics; and they make scenes by cursing at their masters in seven dialects.
    Chapter 38 (65% in)

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