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provocation

noun [C or U]     /ˌprɒv.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌprɑː.və-/
C2 an action or statement that is intended to make someone angry : He'd fly into a rage at the slightest provocation.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
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