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A person who intentionally instigates or incites trouble or mischief
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“The grizzled man is the instigator of all the troubles between Billy and the master-at-arms.”
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The creator or originator of something noteworthy
“He also singled out Karlstadt as the main instigator of the movement, overlooking the contributions of Melanchthon and Zwilling.”
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A person who is among the first to research and develop a new area of knowledge or activity
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A leader of a group of people, especially an unofficial group
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The person or country that first attacks or makes an aggression
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The initial agent that is the cause of all things
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A person who originates a cultural or intellectual movement
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Person who makes things happen
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The main source, reason, motive or cause for something
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