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provocation
used in A Thousand Acres

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Definition
actions that cause a reaction—especially anger or violence

or:

the act of causing an angry or violent reaction
  • Her idea was that there was no such thing as provocation, that no matter what she did, Pete simply should not hit her, and therefore if he did hit her he was entirely wrong, and therefore she was perfectly free to do whatever she wanted.
    p. 141.8

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