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provocation
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • He addressed Francisco once, without provocation, stopping him in the middle of the lawn to say in a tone of aggressive self-righteousness: "I think that now that you've reached college age, you ought to learn something about ideals.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (28% in)

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